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 Tuesday, September 14, 2010
ITU and the Global e-Sustainability Initiative (GeSI) are organizing an event - Green ICT for a sustainable future - which will take place on 24 September 2010 from 15.00 to 17.30 hours in New York, USA, during Climate Week NYC.

The transition to a ‘green’ economy poses many challenges, but also opens significant opportunities for economic development in developed and developing countries. Through innovation in low-carbon technologies, countries can capture economic value ‘at home’ through entrepreneurship, job creation and new venture development.

This workshop will present a series of case studies (Home energy monitoring kit; HVAC automation system; Eco-driving software solution; Telecommuting; E-health delivery system; Telepresence system) and will also discuss:

  • How “green ICT” initiatives and applications, such as smart grids, cloud computing, videoconferencing, e-government and dematerialization of content, can play a major role in reducing CO2 emissions, and ensuring sustainable development and green growth;

  • How to measure the impact of "green ICT" on climate change and how to standardize a methodology to calculate the impact of ICTs on GHG emissions;

  • How a standardized methodology, and other initiatives, might assist countries to obtain and make best use of ICTs to address climate change;

  • How the ICT industry can promote awareness and implementation of "green ICT".

More info at: http://www.itu.int/ITU-T/worksem/climatechange/201009/index.html