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Greening the Future: Bridging the Standardization Gap on Environmental Sustainability

Colombo, Sri Lanka 3-4 October 2013

Contact: tsbworkshops@itu.int


Introduction

ITU and TRCSL organized a national workshop on “Greening the Future: Bridging the Standardization Gap on Environmental Sustainability” on 3-4 October 2013, in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Objectives

The workshop aimed at raising awareness of the importance and opportunities of using ICT standards to foster green growth and sustainable development in the Asia-Pacific region.

The sessions of the first day of the workshop presented major contributions made by the ICT sector to the creation of a low carbon economy, to environmental sustainability and to the development of smart sustainable cities.

The second day of the workshop was a technical session to provide an overview of how green ICT standards were being developed and how they could be implemented at the national level. This technical session also presented some key ITU-T Recommendations related to ICTs, Environment and Climate Change.

Target audience

The workshop brought together leading specialists in the field from the Asia-Pacific region, from top policy-makers to engineers, designers, planners, government officials, regulators, standards experts and others.   

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