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 Information and Training Session on ITU Methodologies for Assessing the Environmental Impact of ICT
 Paris, France, 20 September 2012 Contact:



Overview of ITU-T Study Group 5 “Environment and Climate Change”
Ahmed Zeddam, Chairman ITU-T Study Group 5

This presentation looks into the work of the ITU-T Study Group 5 “Environment and climate change “as lead stud group for electromagnetic environment and climate change. It includes a view at the current mandate of SG 5 and its working Parties.

Since ITU began stressing its desire to play a role in the climate change debate, ITU-T Study Group 5 has been thoroughly investigating potential standardisation avenues to greening the ICT sector and to help other sectors to improve their resource efficiency.

This presentation will focus on the SG5’s major achievements and efforts in improving its role as enabler for sustainable change and to develop deliverables that will be beneficial to Countries and ICT industry.

ITU-T Recommendation L.1420 Methodology for environmental impacts assessment of ICT in organizations
Gilbert Buty, Corporate Standards Manager in Bell Labs (Alcatel-Lucent)

This presentation highlights the main parts of the Recommendation ITU-T L.1420 describing the methodology to be followed if an organization intends to claim compliance when assessing its ICT related energy consumption and/or greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. This Recommendation can be used to assess energy consumption and GHG emissions generated over a defined period of time for the assessment of related impact from ICT organizations or for assessment of impact from ICT related activities within non-ICT organizations. Moreover, this presentation describes how Alcatel Lucent is implementing this Recommendation in its own process.

ETSI TS 103 199 Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) of ICT equipment, networks and services: General methodology and common requirements
Beniamino Gorini, Chairman ETSI EE

ETSI TS 103 199 is a Technical Specification (TS), prepared by Technical Committee “Environmental Engineering” (TC-EE), that defines the methodology for the Environmental Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) of ICT:
  • products
  • services
  • networks
This presentation gives an overview of the ETSI LCA methodology with focus on the key features and highlights strengths and weaknesses of this specification.

Furthermore an overview of the identified fields to improve this Technical Specification is also provided; the improvements have been identified in pilot projects and are under considerations by ETSI TC-EE for the second edition of this document.



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