03 Mar 2023

The techUK podcast: Cloud, Climate and Sustainability

In this episode of the techUK podcast we explore key issues around sustainability, cloud computing and the climate challenge. 


Set against the backdrop of net zero targets, supply chain pressures, instability in the wholesale cost of electricity, and a Government that recently announced a national mission to reduce the UK’s energy consumption from buildings and industry by 15% by 2030, digital infrastructure providers and the customers they serve have a positive role to play in helping the tech sector be as sustainable and energy efficient as possible.

Cloud is helping organisations embrace digital transformation and move away from legacy infrastructure and it has the potential to play a positive role in both supporting economic growth and the UK’s net zero transition. To achieve this, we need to ensure that cloud is both provided and consumed with sustainability in mind.  

We all have a shared responsibility – as individuals, as organisations and as an industry – to design, build, operate and consume cloud services responsibly, to build sustainability into our data management strategy and our day-to-day operations, and to work with customers and suppliers to take a holistic view of sustainability and the cloud.


  • Elena Avesani - Head of Global Sustainability Strategy, Oracle
  • Stephen Kelly - VP of Managed Services UK&I, NTT Ltd
  • Matt Watts - Chief Technology Evangelist, NetApp
  • Chris Hazell - Programme Manager for Cloud, Tech and Innovation, techUK (Host)

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techUK – Committed to Climate Action

By 2030, digital technology can cut global emissions by 15%. Cloud computing, 5G, AI and IoT have the potential to support dramatic reductions in carbon emissions in sectors such as transport, agriculture, and manufacturing. techUK is working to foster the right policy framework and leadership so we can all play our part. For more information on how techUK can support you, please visit our Climate Action Hub and click ‘contact us’.

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Chris Hazell

Chris Hazell

Programme Manager - Cloud, Tech and Innovation, techUK

Sue Daley

Sue Daley

Director, Technology and Innovation

Laura Foster

Laura Foster

Head of Technology and Innovation, techUK