In what appears to be a response to this tweet from Greenpeace, Microsoft’s Chief Environmental Strategist, Rob Bernard, posted on the Microsoft on the Issues blog about the company’s plans for the UN Climate Change Conference next week.
Microsoft is sending a delegation, including Mr. Bernard, to Copenhagen in support of the conference. Beyond that, the company pledges to do its part to guide computing onto a sustainable course and get behind public policy that leverages IT to solve climate issues.
Here’s a snippet:
Microsoft believes climate change is a serious issue that demands immediate, worldwide attention, and we are acting accordingly. We are pursuing strategies and taking actions that demonstrate our strong commitment to reduce our own environmental impact and the impact of our products. We have adopted a broad policy statement on climate change that expresses support for government action to create emissions reduction frameworks to address climate change. While world leaders have indicated they won’t reach a final agreement in Copenhagen, COP15 and subsequent climate negotiations are important opportunities to advance these frameworks on a global scale.