TRAI issues recommendations on approach towards sustainable telecommunications

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has issued recommendations on the approach to be taken towards sustainable telecommunications. The regulator has recommended setting the target for reduction in carbon emissions at 30 per cent by 2019-20 and 40 per cent by 2022-23, taking the base year as 2011-12. Further, the regulator has suggested that the targets be reviewed in 2022-23 and telecom service providers evolve a “carbon credit policy” in line with carbon credit norms, with the objective of achieving the reduction in the carbon footprint.