GDA has supported the initiative of European data centre operators and leading associations since its very beginnings. Now, Norbert Lemken has been elected to the CNDCP board.
Founded as a self-regulatory initiative by the European Data Centre Association (EUDCA) and CISPE (Cloud Infrastructure Services Providers in Europe), the Climate Neutral Data Centre Pact (CNDCP) supports the European Green Deal.
While the EU wants to be climate neutral in 2050, the signatories of the "Pact" have even more ambitious goals: To ensure that data centres are an integral part of Europe's sustainable future, data centre operators and trade associations in the CNDCP agree to make data centres climate neutral by 2030. More than 100 data centre operators and associations now belong to the initiative.
The German Datacenter Association has supported this initiative since the beginning and was one of the first signatories. "At GDA, we see the ambitious goal of making data centres in Europe climate-neutral by 2030 as a responsible contribution to the future," says Norbert Lemken, Head of Public Affairs at the German Datacenter Association.
Norbert Lemken represents the subscribing associations on the Executive Board
At the regular board election, Norbert Lemken was elected into the Board of Directors. In addition to Norbert Lemken, the board consists of one representative each from the initiators EUDCA and CISPE, two representatives from the ranks of the data centre operators and another representative from the associations. "I am pleased to be able to represent GDA and other data centre associations on the board of CNDCP with the European initiative," commented Norbert Lemken.
"We are convinced that data centres, as cornerstones of digitalisation, must play their part in meeting the challenges of the energy transition," Norbert Lemken continues, "a common European approach is essential in this regard."