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 Virtual International Symposium on ICTs and Climate Change
 Seoul, Korea, 23 September 2009 Contact: cristina.bueti@itu.int

Advance Programme

Co-Organized by the ITU and Korea Communications Commission (KCC)

Hosted by KCC and supported by Telecommunications Technology Association (TTA)

This is a bold experiment to conduct an entirely virtual Symposium and demonstrate the power of ICTs to combat climate change. Speakers will be participating virtually from locations around the world to a global audience. The main broadcast will take place from the Imperial Palace Hotel in Seoul, Korea.

 
Korea time Geneva time
(GMT + 2)
 
15:00 - 15:10 08:00 - 08:10 Opening Ceremony
  • Mr. See Joong Choi, Chairman, Korea Communications Commission (KCC)
    [ BIOGRAPHY ]
  • Dr. Hyung-Kook Kim, Chairman, Presidential Committee on Green Growth, Korea
    [ BIOGRAPHY ]
15:10 - 15:40 08:10 - 08:40 Keynote Speeches – Saving the Planet
  • Dr. Hamadoun I. Toure, Secretary-General of ITU
    [ BIOGRAPHY ]
  • H. E. Mr. Nguyen Thanh Hung, Vice-Minister, Ministry of Information and Communications, Viet Nam
    [ BIOGRAPHY ]
15:40 - 16:00 08:40 - 09:00 Break
16:00 - 17:15 09:00 - 10:15 Session 1 –Green ICT to tackle Climate Change

This session will examine the role ICTs can play in reducing the carbon footprint of the sector and in helping countries, especially developing countries, adapt to the effects of climate change.

Moderator: Mr. Houlin Zhao, Deputy Secretary-General, ITU
[ BIOGRAPHY ]

Speakers:

  • Ms. Ying Shea, Manager, Government Affairs - Asia Pacific, Cisco, China: Green ICT innovation and networked sustainability

  • [ BIOGRAPHY | PRESENTATION ]
  • Ms. Sangeeta GUPTA, Director, IT and Services Division, The Energy Resource Institute (TERI), India: Rural Communities adapting to Climate Change
    [ BIOGRAPHY | PRESENTATION ]
  • Mr. Alexandre VASSILIEV, Counsellor, ITU-BR: ICTs in Climate Monitoring and Prediction and Disaster Mitigation
    [ BIOGRAPHY | PRESENTATION ]
  • Mr. Sang Jin Kim, Manager, New Media Research Team, SBS, Korea: Green technology in broadcasting
    [ BIOGRAPHY | PRESENTATION ]
  • Panel discussion(15mins)
17:15 - 17:35 10:15 - 10:35 Break
17:35 - 18:35 10:35 - 11:35 Session 2 – Clean Technologies, Smart Applications

This Session will examine how the ICT industry can develop new green technologies to reduce emissions in other sectors.

Moderator: Mr. Ulf Wahlberg, Vice President, Industry and Research Relations at Group Function Technolgy & Portfolio Management, Ericsson [ BIOGRAPHY | PRESENTATION ]

Speakers:

  • Mr. Sam Soo PYO, CTO, Korea Telecom (KT), Korea: ICT Role on Green Growth
    [ BIOGRAPHY | PRESENTATION ]
  • Mr. Myung Sung Lee, Executive Vice President, SKT, Korea: SK Telecom’s Green ICT Business
    [ BIOGRAPHY | PRESENTATION ]
  • Dr. Yasuyuki SUGIYAMA, Project Manager, Environmental Management & Provisioning Project, Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation (NTT), Japan: Environmental Protection Activities in NTT Group: Environmental impact reduction in other non-ICT sectors using ICT
    [ BIOGRAPHY | PRESENTATION ]
  • Panel discussion (15 mins)
18:35 - 18:55 11:35 - 11:55 Break
18:55 - 20:10 11:55 - 13:10 Session 3 – Reducing Environmental Impacts of ICTs

This session will examine ways to promote sustainable use of ICT products and services throughout their lifecycle and the impact of policies on the use of ICTs to tackle climate change.

Moderator: Prof. Seungdo Kim, Director, Research Center for Climate Change [ BIOGRAPHY ]

Speakers:

  • Dr. Kwangsu Kim, Director, Korea Communications Comission (KCC), Korea: Green ICT in Korea
    [ BIOGRAPHY | PRESENTATION ]
  • Ms. Catalina McGregor, UK Government Deputy Champion, UK
    [ BIOGRAPHY ]
  • Mr. Koichi FUJINUMA, Deputy Director, Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC), Japan: Japan’s ICT & Climate Change Policies and Actions
    [ BIOGRAPHY | PRESENTATION ]
  • Mr. Cosmas ZAVAZAVA, Head of Division, ITU-BDT: ICT AND CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATION
    [ BIOGRAPHY | PRESENTATION ]
  • Panel discussion (15 mins)
20:10 - 20:30 13:10 - 13:30 Break
20:30 - 21:30 13:30 - 14:30 Session 4 – Building a Green Future

This session will examine work underway in the ITU to measure the impact of ICTs on climate change and ways to assist developing countries to obtain and make best use of ICTs to address climate change.

Moderator: Mr. Chaesub Lee, ITU-T SG13 Chairman, Korea [ BIOGRAPHY ]

Speakers:

  • Mr. Arthur Levin, Head, Policy Division, ITU-TSB: ICTs, ITU-T and Climate Change
    [ BIOGRAPHY | PRESENTATION ]
  • Dr. Keith Dickerson, ITU-T SG5 WP3 Chairman, UK: Measuring the ICT impact on Climate Change
    [ BIOGRAPHY | PRESENTATION ]
  • Mr. Ivan Huang Rantong, Senior Marketing Manager, Huawei, China: ICT & Climate Change in China
    [ BIOGRAPHY | PRESENTATION ]
  • Panel discussion (15 mins)
21:30 - 21:45 14:30 - 14:45 Closing Ceremony

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