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Green Standards Week set for Madrid, 16-20 September 2013

Focus on advancing smart sustainable cities

Geneva, 6 August 2013 – The Third ITU Green Standards Week is set to tackle an agenda featuring ‘Smart Sustainable Cities’, e-waste, mobile device eco-rating schemes, and climate monitoring and disaster warning using submarine communications networks.

The 2013 event is being organized by ITU and hosted by Telefónica in Madrid, Spain, 16-20 September 2013, with partners comprising the Basel Convention, CEDARE, UNEP, UNESCO-IOC, the United Nations University, and WMO along with sponsors such as Huawei and Fujitsu.

The event’s agenda includes a High Level Segment on Smart Sustainable Cities, the second meeting of the ITU-T Focus Group on Smart Sustainable Cities, 17 September, as well as the prize-giving for the Telefónica-supported 3rd ITU Green ICT Application Challenge, 18 September.

Green Standards Week is free of charge and open to all interested parties, also offering online ‘remote participation’.

Find more information, including practical information on hotels and visas and details of how to register as an onsite or online participanthere. 


Third ITU Green Standards Week


16-20 September 2013


Teléfonica Headquarters, Madrid, Spain


Representatives of government, the private sector, international organizations, non-governmental organizations, standards development organizations, and ICT- and environment-focused industry associations and forums. 


  • 16 September 2013: ITU, UNEP, UNU, CEDARE Forum on e-Waste
  • 17 September 2013 (morning): Forum on Greening Mobile Devices: Building Eco-Rating Schemes
  • 17 September 2013 (afternoon): 2nd Meeting of the Focus Group on Smart Sustainable Cities
  • 18 September 2013: High Level Segment on Smart Sustainable Cities
  • 19-20 September 2013 (morning): 3rd ITU/WMO/UNESCO-IOC Workshop on Propelling a Pilot Project on Green Cables
  • 20 September 2013 (afternoon): Closed Meeting of the ITU/WMO/UNESCO-IOC Joint Task Force on Submarine Communications Networks For Climate Monitoring and Disaster Warning

Media registration to attend this event is essential. Journalists are requested to confirm their attendance to pressevent@itu.int.

Photos from event will be available for download from ITU’s Flickr site at: www.flickr.com/photos/itupictures/

For more information, please contact:

Sanjay Acharya
Chief, Media Relations & Public Information, ITU
telephone +41 22 730 5046
tel + 41 79 249 4861
email sanjay.acharya@itu.int
Toby Johnson
Senior Communications Officer
telephone +41 22 730 5877
tel +41 79 249 4868
email toby.johnson@itu.int 


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