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Public Policy

At Microsoft, we believe IT will play a big role as we move toward environmental sustainability. As such, we are strongly committed to developing solutions that address environmental challenges. We encourage policymakers to stimulate technology innovation.

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Powering the Future

Powering the Future

Microsoft sees IT as a key tool in addressing environmental challenges like energy consumption and climate change. Meeting these challenges, and achieving long-term growth that is economically and environmentally sustainable, will require dramatic shifts in our energy ecosystem.

We are strongly committed to developing a range of business and consumer solutions and services that help solve these challenges facing our world today.

Microsoft welcomes the chance to work toward solutions with our partners, customers, suppliers and other key stakeholders. We also encourage policymakers to adopt policies that will stimulate technology innovation necessary to sustain healthy economies and ecosystems in our energy-hungry world.

See how we're transforming energy use and carbon management with IT (.pdf)

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Our Environmental Influence Worldwide

At Microsoft, we look for ways to share our expertise and do our part to address environmental challenges.

We recently spoke with the European Commissioner for Climate Action, Connie Hedegaard, to share our view on the potential for IT to address climate change. ...continue reading

Our Environmental Influence Worldwide

Our work has also included outreach efforts at the past two United Nation's Climate Summit negotiations, which were held in Copenhagen (2009) and Cancun (2010).

Learn about Microsoft's impact at the UN Climate Summit last year

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How We Work and Where We're Focused

How We Work and Where We're Focused

Microsoft works with governments and policymakers around the world to address issues we believe have a major impact on our business, employees and communities. ...continue reading

How We Work and Where We're Focused

Our engagement plan is laid out and guided by our annual "Public Policy Agenda." For the past three years, our agenda has included steps to promote a clean-energy future, which we anticipate continuing into the future.

Learn more about our areas of focus