Chapter 5
Chapter 5

GSMA Climate Action Policy

GSMA Climate Policy

GSMA Climate Policy

The mobile industry recognises the urgency of tackling the global climate crisis we are facing, and that is why we are taking action to mitigate our impacts and to combat climate change, as part of the solution.
This requires a common vision, but also the consideration of a diverse range of markets and the steps needed to build the investment incentives, infrastructure and policy frameworks to reach a net zero carbon economy.

This paper explains how policy can support the transition to net zero carbon economy.

Renewables Policy Paper

To help the mobile industry’s transition to net zero, supporting regulatory and policy environments enabling access to stable renewable electricity marketplaces are vital.
This paper invites policymakers to consider the mobile industry as a strategic partner in the decarbonisation of the global economy. By increasing public-private partnerships, countries can expedite the availability and access to renewable sources of energy where it is not possible or limited today.

This paper outlines the key challenges faced by the mobile sector preventing access to renewable electricity in those markets, and the key asks and recommendations that can help to overcome the challenges.

Energy Challenges for Mobile Networks in Sub-Saharan Africa

Mobile networks need dependable and affordable energy to connect people and businesses across Sub-Saharan Africa.
Reliable mobile connectivity is increasingly fundamental to many sectors and services, including other critical infrastructure and services. Mobile connectivity is especially critical given Africa’s very low fixed broadband penetration of less than 1%. Disruptions in energy and connectivity have widespread impacts on people and the economy.

This paper looks at the challenges faced by mobile networks operators across Sub-Saharan Africa and proposes potential solutions and policy recommendations.

The 5th Persuade Handbook

Race to Zero is a UN initiative to accelerate the net zero transition by engaging with businesses and other non-state actors on how to take climate action.
The Race to Zero’s ‘5th P - ‘Persuade’ Handbook recognises that voluntary action alone is not sufficient to keep global warming to less than 1.5C. The creation of a supportive and climate aligned regulatory and policy environment is critical to enable all actors to achieve net zero, in the context of a just transition and in the light of different national circumstances.

This Handbook provides a resource to support businesses to integrate climate advocacy into their plans and activities. The Handbook consolidates existing critical resources on net zero advocacy, policy, and engagement and summarises best practice.