The Green Deal is a plan or a series of policy initiatives by the European Commission to make the European Union climate neutral by 2050. This means that Europe aims to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions. Emissions must, therefore, be drastically reduced, and any remaining emissions by 2050 must be immediately captured or compensated for, for example, through forests or new technologies. Europe would become the first climate-neutral continent in the world.

One of the missions of the European Union is to make data centers climate-neutral, sustainable, and energy-efficient by 2030. According to the European Commission, data centers in the EU are responsible for as much as 2.7% of the European electricity demand. Energy efficiency, the purchase of 100% green energy, water saving, server reuse and repair, and heat recycling are central to this goal.

The Climate Neutral Data Center Pact (CNDCP), co-signed by LCL Data Centers, is an important initiative supporting the European Green Deal. The pact is a self-regulatory initiative in collaboration with the European Commission and aligns perfectly with the objectives of the European Data Strategy, which aims for climate-neutral data centers in the EU by 2030. LCL voluntarily participates in this pact and has committed to being climate neutral for all its data centers by 2030. By taking this step, LCL demonstrates its commitment to sustainability and its responsibility for the environment.