1 December 2011 will be the “ICT Day” at the 2011 UN Climate
Change Conference in South Africa (COP-17). Hosted by the
UNFCCC, and organized by the
Coalition on ICTs and
Climate Change (an initiative originated by ITU and the
Global e-Sustainability Initiative), the “ICT day @ COP17 will
feature side events on the role of ICTs as a transformative
solution to move the climate change agenda forward.
Activities on the day include a side event on ICTs and
adaptation, organized by the UNFCCC, a side event on the role of
ICTs to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, organized by
TechAmerica Europe and a full day of webconferences on climate-related
ICT applications, featured at the Digital Media Lounge of the
Participants in these activities will include among others,
representatives from the public sector, including the
participation of the South African Minister of Communications,
representatives from private sector organizations, such as
Microsoft, Deutsche Telecom, INTEL or France Telecom, as well as
high-level officials of key international organizations, such as
the UNFCCC secretariat of ITU.
The “ICT Day” will be opened at 13:00 (Durban time) by H.E. Dina
Pule, Minister of Communications of South Africa and by Mr
Malcolm Johnson, Director of ITU Standardization Bureau.
If you are on-site in Durban please join us at these events in
the Digital Media lounge and the Hex River side event room.
Follow also the event remotely by following these instructions:
- Go to https://cop17.webex.com
- Enter your name and email address
- Enter the meeting password: TechAmerica
- Click “Join Now”.
- Meeting Number: 841 748 360
Find additional information about the event, including how to
join remotely at
. Move the climate change agenda forward