A photo of a person about to watch Netflix on a screen inside an apartment, during the coronavirus lockdown in Dublin. On Wednesday, January 13, 2021, in Dublin, Ireland. Photo Credit: NurPhoto/Getty Images

Environment USA6. April 2021

Get Comfortable: Your Streaming Platform Is Going Full Green!

In order to hit net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by the end of 2022, the American content platform and production company Netflix came up with an ambitious plan that will require, among other things, to operate more eco-friendly productions.

At Netflix, “we aspire to entertain the world,” says Emma Stewart, Netflix’s first sustainability officer. “But that requires a habitable world to entertain. By better understanding the footprint of streaming, our industries can better reduce it.”

Through the “Net Zero + Nature” plan, Netflix aims at reducing emissions – the company will align itself with the Paris Agreement’s goal to limit global warming to 1.5°C – investing in projects that both prevent carbon from going into the atmosphere and remove carbon altogether. To achieve its goal, the company could hire local crews, use electric vehicles, focus on LED lighting and reduce on-set diesel generators. On top of this, by 2030, the entertainment giant plans to have reduced direct and indirect greenhouse gas emissions by 45%.


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