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Draft Programme

Greening the Future: Bridging the Standardization Gap on Environmental Sustainability
Colombo, Sri Lanka 3-4 October 2013

Contact: tsbworkshops@itu.int

Day 1 - Thursday, 3 October 2013


08:30 – 09:30 Registration
​09:30 - 10:00
Opening Ceremony 

       Welcome Addresses 
​10:00 - 10:30

Keynote Speech

​10:30 - 11:00 Tea Break
​11:00 - 12:30

Session 1: Green ICT Opportunity

This session will examine the contributions made by the ICT sector to the creation of a sustainable low carbon economy. It will also explore the socio, economic and environmental opportunities to promote the use of ICTs.

​12:30 - 14:00 Lunch Break
​14:00 - 15:30
Session 2: ICT Infrastructures for Green Solutions

This session will provide an overview of low carbon solutions (e.g. cloud computing, broadband applications, green data centers, smart grids and smart metering infrastructures) which aim at enhancing environmental sustainability and minimizing overall environmental impacts of energy consumption.
​15:30 - 16:00 ​Tea Break
​16:00 - 17:30
Session 3: Greening through ICT: Enabling Effects – Smart Sustainable Cities

This session will give an overview of how the strategic application of ICT networks and services can help cities to become smart and sustainable. It will demonstrate that the use of ICTs will enable cities to provide social services to citizens efficiently, and to manage their infrastructures in a way that will stimulate a sustainable economic growth.
This session will also present ITU-T methodologies for assessing the environmental impact of ICTs in cities.
 *To be confirmed

Day 2 - FRIDAY, 4 October 2013


09:00 – 10:30
Session 4: Bridging the Standardization Gap (BGS) - Environmental Sustainability

This session will provide an overview of the benefits of implementing Green ICT Standards (ITU-T Recommendations) at the national level. 
​10:30 - 11:00 Tea Break
​11:00 - 12:30
Session 5 Part 1: Technical tutorial on ITU-T Recommendations related to ICTs, Environment and Climate Change

The purpose of this tutorial is to provide an overview of:
​12:30 - 14:00 ​Lunch Break
​14:00 - 15:00
Session 5 Part 2: Technical tutorial on ITU-T Recommendations related to ICTs, Environment and Climate Change
The purpose of this tutorial is to provide an overview of:

Paolo Gemma, Chairman of Working Party 3 of ITU-T Study Group 5: Waste Management with Green ICT Standards [ Biography | Presentation ]

Takafumi Hashitani, Associate Rapporteur of Q18 WP3/SG5 [ Biography | Presentation ]

Shuguang Qi, Associate Rapporteur of Q19 WP3/SG5 [ Biography | Presentation ]

Rakesh Kumar Bhatnagar, Advisor, Department of Telecommunications, Ministry of Communications and IT, India [ Biography | Presentation ]

15:00 - 15:30​ Tea Break
​15:30 - 16:00

Session 6: Follow-up Actions at the National Level

​16:00 - 16:30

Wrap-up and Closing Remarks

 *To be confirmed