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The UK tech industry captured more than a third of the total (£89.5bn) investment in Europe in 2021 and is growing at a faster rate than the UK economy, according to the Department for Business and Trade.   

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Introducing the technology sector

The UK’s technology sector is broad and underpins the work of most industries such as healthcare, banking, financial markets, aerospace, construction and more. The roles within the sector are varied and include IT development, software development, data analysis, data engineering, and electronics, as well as less obvious roles such as analysts, architects and more.    

The importance of going green in technology 

The tech industry is key to the growth of the UK economy and is often the driver of new innovations and future-fit thinking. As such, the sector is strongly linked to the green agenda when it comes to creating opportunities for more sustainable ways of working and living through technological innovations.  

The role of technology in sustainable development includes the implementation of new types of product innovations and value chain solutions to fine-tune offerings, engaging stakeholders and improving performance over time. 

Digital technologies could already help reduce global carbon emissions by up to 15%
Data centres and data transmission networks are responsible for nearly 1% of energy-related GHG emissions 
Tech contributes 2%-3% of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions
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