The global green technology and sustainability market size was valued at USD 13.76 billion in 2022 and is projected to grow from USD 16.50 billion in 2023 to USD 61.92 billion by 2030, exhibiting a CAGR of 20.8% during the forecast period.
Green technology and sustainability solutions are deployed across many applications such as green building, crop monitoring, air & water pollution monitoring, and carbon footprint management. For instance, CropX Inc.’s – variable-rate irrigation management & automation, crop-specific management; Schneider Electric’s – smart sustainability solutions, energy data collection, and others.
The potential of this market is projected to grow rapidly in developing economies and emerging markets in the coming years. Innovators across the globe are likely to capture a sizable market share to improve their own green technologies. To capture this market, more international and domestic Venture Capital (VC) will be required to ramp up R&D spending and drive innovation in green technology and sustainability.
Climate Tech Venture Capital to Receive Robust Investments Post Pandemic
According to a 2020 report by Switzerland Global Enterprise, the COVID-19 pandemic negatively impacted cleantech investments globally. Similarly, the second quarter of 2020 saw many strong investments by climate tech ventures. The third quarter of 2020 witnessed a sharp decline of nearly 23.6% in investments, while the number of deals reduced significantly. This factor hindered the green technology and sustainability market growth in the short term.
As per a recent report by Switzerland Global Enterprise in March 2021, the overall cleantech investments closed at USD 66.3 billion, representing an increase of almost 50% from 2020. This factor shows that the market was expected to gain traction by 2021-2022.
In the post-pandemic scenario, initiatives and regulatory frameworks introduced by governments worldwide are expected to offer numerous opportunities for key players in the market. Post the COVID-19 crisis, companies might emphasize on reducing carbon emissions to change operating processes and reduce prices, resulting in attractive opportunities in the global market. Additionally, electric vehicles are expected to witness high demand in the future due to advantages such as reduced fuel consumption and lower greenhouse gas emissions.
Emphasis by Governments and Businesses on Decarbonizing Economy to Foster Market Development
The pandemic crisis and climate change had a major impact on the energy sector over the past year. It has also been observed that individual energy usage patterns have changed dramatically, with more than half of the employees working from home during the pandemic. Such sustainability trends are likely to increase the need for affordable, clean, and reliable technologies.
Increasing investment in critical infrastructure is likely to be a driving factor for the global market. For instance, the U.S. Government has invested USD 1.7 trillion in climate resilience and clean energy over the next few years. The government is planning to mobilize additional investment totaling more than USD 5 trillion from local & state governments and the private sector. Likewise, the European Union plans to invest recovery funds in a range of resilient infrastructure projects and clean energy resources.
Due to the proliferating trend of electrification across industries, utilities are likely to explore new and scalable business models that deliver enhanced value to the storage and microgrid consumers.
Growing Adoption of Green Data Centers to Expand Market Size
Green cloud computing mainly uses green data center technology. Green data centers, also known as sustainable data centers, are service facilities that primarily use energy-efficient technologies to manage, store, and operate data. According to the 2020 U.S. Data Center Energy Use Report, data centers in the U.S. were estimated to consume nearly 73 billion kWh in 2020. Additionally, the European Commission stated that European data centers were expected to consume 259 TWh of electricity. Such high energy consumption will drive the adoption of green data centers in all regions, thereby fueling the green technology and sustainability market share.
High Costs Associated with Green Technologies and Sustainability Solutions to Limit Market Growth
Green technologies and sustainability solutions are generally more expensive than the legacy technologies they are designed to represent environmental costs that are externalized in many traditional production processes. Since green technology and sustainability is relatively new, the associated development and training costs are expected to be more than those of established technologies. High initial deployment costs can limit the adoption of green technologies and sustainable solutions among companies, thereby hindering the market expansion.
By Component Analysis
Environmental Monitoring and Renewable Energy Solutions Widely Adopted to Develop Robust Green Infrastructure
Based on component, the market is segmented into solutions and services. These solutions and services are deployed across various applications, such as green building, crop monitoring, air & water pollution monitoring, and carbon footprint management.
The solutions segment is projected to hold a major market share during the forecast period. Green technology and sustainability solutions provide users with real-time statistics, charting & monitoring tools, management services, and other services. It includes environmental monitoring and renewable energy solutions that assist in the development of robust and reliable infrastructure and further help create a healthy environment.
By Deployment Analysis
Rising Adoption of Cloud Infrastructure Design & Architecture to Propel Market Growth
Based on deployment, the market is segmented into cloud and on-premise.
The cloud segment held a major market share in 2022 and is predicted to record the highest CAGR during the forecast period. Resource efficiency and energy efficiency are two key elements of a green IT approach to cloud infrastructure design and architecture. Virtualization is essential for deploying cloud-based infrastructures. Virtualization improves resource efficiency by allowing a single physical server to run many operating system images simultaneously. Thus, the above factor will drive the market growth and help increase implementation of cloud infrastructure in this technology.
By Enterprise Type Analysis
Growing Usage of IoT Solutions to Create Major Market Opportunities for SMEs
In terms of enterprise type, the market is classified into large enterprises and SMEs.
The large enterprise segment holds a major market share due to the presence of large enterprises. However, SMEs segment is predicted to record the highest CAGR during the forecast period. These enterprises are gradually embracing technological advancements to improve their business operations. Small businesses are well-positioned to adopt Internet of Things (IoT) and have easier access to such technology, making them more profitable and sustainable. IoT solutions help SMEs better comply with green certification requirements and standards. Through appropriate subsidies as well as government support, SMEs can tap into new markets and financial resources.
By Application Analysis
Green Buildings Held Largest Share Due to Growth of Sustainable Buildings
Based on application, the market is segmented into air & water pollution monitoring, carbon footprint management, crop monitoring, fire detection, forest monitoring, green building, soil condition/moisture monitoring, sustainable mining & exploration, water management, weather monitoring & forecasting, and others.
The green building segment accounted for the largest market share. Green building technology has become one of the most significant trends in the construction industry. This technology uses access card readers, RFID sensors & scanners, motion detectors, and other sensors to monitor residential buildings.
Crop production is mainly dependent on weather changes. As a result, crop monitoring is becoming extremely crucial in the agriculture sector. In this industry, the convergence of advanced technologies and government initiatives is projected to surge the demand for crop monitoring solutions in the future.
Carbon footprint management is a significant part of Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) management and is anticipated to hold a sizable share of the global market. Similarly, weather monitoring & forecasting and air & water pollution monitoring applications are likely to gain traction due to increasing greenhouse gas emissions.
Geographically, the market is segmented across five major regions, North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, the Middle East & Africa, and South America.
North America is expected to dominate the global market share during the forecast period. The region's growth is primarily due to the presence of major players, such as Microsoft Corporation, GE Electric, IBM Corporation, Oracle Corporation, Engie Impact, CropX Inc., and Taranis. Also, these players are planning to expand their business presence globally by embracing various corporate strategies such as collaborations, mergers, and partnerships.
Europe is expected to hold the second-largest share in the global market. Leading government initiatives to demonstrate the innovation of low-carbon technologies are expected to fuel the market growth. For instance, in July 2020, the European Commission (EC) proposed an investment under its ‘Innovation Fund’ for market-ready projects, such as low-carbon and clean hydrogen solutions for energy-intensive industries, such as chemicals, cement, and steel.
The European Commission further planned to support energy storage, carbon capture & storage, and grid solutions to facilitate green recovery leading to climate neutrality and restarting the EU economy. European countries have emerged as world leaders in many green technologies such as onshore and offshore wind power.
Competition from North America and the Far East pressures Europe to boost its research and development efforts and provide an environment conducive to the growth of green technology and sustainability solutions. A competitive domestic market allows large-scale solar energy deployment and a construction industry centered on high-energy buildings and green transportation.
The market in Asia Pacific is likely to witness the fastest CAGR during the forecast period. Over the last decade, East Asia has significantly transitioned toward a renewable energy future. China, Japan, Taiwan, India, and South Korea are the major economic players in the region. The governments of these countries have also made varying contributions to low-carbon, renewable energy development policies. They have put their resources into building emerging renewable energy infrastructure production markets, such as solar & wind energy, smart grids, electric vehicles, and green buildings. These initiatives are inextricably related to the rise of foreign markets and the region’s progress in exporting clean technology goods.
The Middle East & Africa and South America markets are expected to showcase a strong potential for growth during the forecast period. The regional governments have also promoted green energy sources as part of their national climate programs.
Countries in these regions have pioneered new national, regional, and international institutions to build and maintain support for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and contribute to renewable energy development policies. For instance, in March 2021, Prince Mohammed Bin Salman of Saudi Arabia announced that Middle East Green would plant 50 billion trees across the world. Under Green Saudi and Middle East Green initiatives, the region is estimated to reduce its carbon emissions by 60% in the upcoming years.
With emerging economies, such as Qatar, Iran, Sudan, Kuwait, and Bahrain investing heavily in overhauling their domestic infrastructure, green technology and sustainability solutions are key to their growth. This factor is expected to offer several lucrative opportunities for vendors in the region, facilitating the regional market's growth.
KEY INDUSTRY PLAYERS
Key Players Focus on Developing Advanced Green Technology and Sustainability Solutions to Strengthen Competition
Companies operating in the market, such as General Electric Company, Enablon, Salesforce.com, Inc., Microsoft Corporation, Schneider Electric, and Engie Impact, among others, are launching different green technology and sustainability solutions that are integrated with advanced technologies. Also, market players might make significant investments in green bonds.
LIST OF KEY COMPANIES PROFILED:
- General Electric Company (U.S.)
- Enablon (Wolters Kluwer) (Europe)
- Salesforce.com, Inc. (U.S.)
- Microsoft Corporation (U.S.)
- Schneider Electric (France)
- Engie Impact (U.S.)
- Sensus (U.S.)
- Enviance (U.S.)
- Intelex Technologies Inc. (Canada)
- Accuvio (U.S.)
KEY INDUSTRY DEVELOPMENTS:
- May 2022: Germany and India launched an Indo-German partnership for green and sustainable development. Germany pledged to give funds worth USD 11 billion in further phases to support green growth plans in India by 2030. This assistance was provided to India under the Joint Declaration of Intent (JDI) on green and sustainable development.
- February 2022: IBM Corporation introduced the IBM Sustainability Accelerator. It's a professional social impact program that uses IBM technologies such as AI, hybrid cloud, and an ecosystem of experts to help government and non-profit organizations improve and scale their operations, focusing on people who are vulnerable to environmental threats such as extreme weather & climate change and pollution.
- January 2022 - Schneider Electric launched Infrastructure of the Future, an integrated suite of solutions for smart and green infrastructure. This integrated solution includes analytical insights, business continuity & operational services, green technology and sustainability solutions, e-mobility, and software for programs to accelerate the energy transition.
- March 2021: CropX Inc. partnered with NASA Harvest, a food security and agriculture program. The partnership helped advance sustainable agriculture and improved food security by using insights from CropX’s satellite and soil data monitoring solutions to support and improve agricultural production.
The research report provides an in-depth analysis of the market. It focuses on key aspects such as leading companies, products, and key product applications. Besides this, the report offers insights into the latest market trends and highlights key industry developments. In addition to the aforementioned factors, the report encompasses several key factors contributing to the market’s growth.
Report Scope and Segmentation
CAGR of 20.8% from 2023 to 2030
Value (USD billion)
By Component, By Deployment, By Enterprise Type, By Application, and Region
By Enterprise Type
Frequently Asked Questions
How much will the global green technology and sustainability market be worth in 2030?
According to Fortune Business Insights, the global market is expected to reach USD 61.92 billion by 2030.
What was the global green technology and sustainability market size in 2022?
Fortune Business Insights says that the market stood at USD 13.76 billion in 2022.
At what compound annual growth rate (CAGR) will this market grow?
The market is expected to register a CAGR of 20.8% during the forecast period of 2023-2030.
Which component segment is expected to lead the global market during the forecast period?
Based on component, the solutions segment is expected to lead the market during the forecast period.
What is one of the key market drivers?
Increasing industrial and consumer awareness, rising interest in climate change, and strong climate commitments are key drivers for the market growth.
Who are the top companies in the market?
General Electric Company, Enablon, Salesforce.com, Inc., Microsoft Corporation, Schneider Electric, and Engie Impact are the top companies in the market.
Which industry segment holds the major share in the market?
The green building segment holds the major market share.