Malcolm Johnson, Director of
the Telecommunication Standardization Bureau, ITU [ BIOGRAPHY ]
Luigi Gambardella, Chairman Executive Board, ETNO
09:45 - 10:15
Colette Maloney, Head of Unit, ICT for Sustainable Growth, DG Connect
10:15 - 10:30
Danilo Riva, Chairman of WG Corporate Responsibility, ETNO: Launch of Corporate Sustainability Charter/Sustainability Report ETNO [ BIOGRAPHY | ABSTRACT | PRESENTATION ]
10:30 - 10:45
Cristina Bueti, Advisor on ICTs, the Environment and Climate Change, ITU [ BIOGRAPHY | PRESENTATION ] and Jyoti Banerjee, Fronesys: Launch of ITU Toolkit on Environmental Sustainability in the ICT Sector [ BIOGRAPHY ]
Roundtable : ICTs as Both Enabler and Driver of Sustainable Solutions
Information and Communications Technologies have a profound impact on society, and their production and use have important consequences for development in economic, social and environmental areas. The extent to which ICTs also affect progress towards environmental sustainability in an economy is an issue that is still under debate, although there is increasing evidence that significant opportunities are involved while most of ICTs potential remains untapped.
The ICT sector itself is called upon to demonstrate commitment to reducing its own impact on the environment, in particular in areas such as consumption of energy and natural resources, greenhouse gas emissions and waste production and management.
This roundtable presented examples of how ICT can contribute to the green agenda, in particular via proactive initiatives such as green ICT procurement or ICT based solutions that support sustainable growth.