EXCHANGE Volume 02, No. 1, 2024, pp. 136-140

Zhuoyu ZONG

The Impact of Emerging Technologies Mainly on the IoT on Carbon Neutrality

Abstract: Climate change is the most important issue facing humanity. In recent years, one extreme weather event after another and global warming triggered by greenhouse gas emissions from fossil energy consumption have put the world on the cusp of another energy revolution. The development and utilization of renewable and clean energy constitute the third energy revolution. In this context, it is urgent to propose “carbon neutrality”. Carbon neutrality is an significant strategy and goal, through the form of afforestation, energy conservation and emission reduction, offset its own carbon dioxide emissions, to achieve carbon dioxide “zero emissions” can help mitigate the adverse effects of climate change, protect the health and diversity of the ecosystem. At the same time, carbon neutrality is also a global goal, and through collective action, countries can collectively mitigate the adverse effects of climate change on global society and economy. The Internet of Things can play an important role in achieving carbon neutrality, and IoT systems are like a “digital skin” for our planet. Using sensors to effectively monitor, analyze and manage CO2 emissions, cloud applications to share data and improve energy efficiency, and AI modeling to predict carbon footprints are all effective ways to achieve carbon neutrality. By educating researchers about carbon-neutral policies and integrating IoT technologies, we can more effectively reduce carbon emissions and drive environmental sustainability.

Keywords: Carbon neutrality; Internet of Things; GHG emissions; climate change.