ITU and GeSI were pleased to invite you to attend the Information and Training Session on ITU Methodologies for Assessing the Environmental Impact of ICT, which
on 20 September from 14.30 to 17.00 hours (CET) in Paris,
France during the second ITU Green Standards Week. The purpose was to help industry understand how to implement the ITU methodologies and what differences there are with other methodologies.
Within ITU-T Study Group 5 (SG5),
Question 18 is developing a set of common methodologies to assess the life cycle impact of the ICT Sector, both in terms of its own emissions and the savings created through ICT applications in other industry sectors.
The new standard methodologies will reinforce the role of ICTs by providing an accurate, reliable tool for assessing their environmental impact. It will generate figures upon which businesses can model future revenues, costs and efficiency gains provided by green ICTs; and figures enabling governments and regulators to identify the gains in social and economic welfare that green ICTs can achieve.
The main purpose of this Information and Training Session was to provide an overview of:
Recommendation ITU-T L.1400 (“Overview and general principles of methodologies for assessing the environmental impact of ICT”) presents the general principles on how to assess the environmental impact of ICT and outlines the different methodologies that are being developed to assess the environmental impact of (a) ICT goods, networks, and services; (b) ICT projects; (c) ICT in organizations; (d) ICT in cities; and (e) ICT in countries or group of countries;
Recommendation ITU-T L.1410 (“Methodology for environmental impacts of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) goods, networks and services”) provides a standardized way to assess the direct environmental impact of ICT goods, networks and services, as well as their indirect impact on the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions of non-ICT industry sectors. It is based upon the Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) methodology standardized in ISO 14040 and ISO 14044;
Recommendation ITU-T L. 1420 (“Methodology for energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions impact assessment of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) in organizations”) standardizes the requirements that an organization should comply with when assessing energy consumption and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.
20 September 2012
14:30 - 14:45
Malcolm Johnson, Director of the Telecommunication Standardization Bureau, ITU [ BIOGRAPHY | SPEECH ]
Alice Valvodova, Executive Director of the Global e-Sustainability Initiative (GeSI) [ BIOGRAPHY ]
14:45 - 16:30
Cristina Bueti, Advisor on ICTs, the Environment and Climate Change, ITU [ BIOGRAPHY ]
Overview of ITU-T Study Group 5 “Environment and Climate Change”: