Program announced for 7th ITU symposium on ICTs, the environment and climate change
Seventh ITU Symposium on ICTs, the Environment and Climate Change will take
place on 29-31 May 2012 in Montreal, Canada. The event, which is co-organized
with the government of Canada, will be hosted by Prompt and will bring together
leading specialists in the field, from policy-makers to engineers, designers,
planners, government officials, regulators, standards experts and others. The
event aims to continue to move the Climate Change agenda forward on using ICTs
to monitor climate change, mitigate and adapt to its effects and, in this light,
identify future requirements for ITU’s related work – including standardization
of ICT equipment and networks as well as development activities.
Taking place over three days, the Montreal symposium will include sessions on
the green ICT opportunity; ITU methodologies for the environmental impact
assessment of the ICT Sector; greening ICT infrastructures; greening through
ICT; e-waste; radio communications to monitor the climate and how ICTs can help
countries to adapt to the effects of climate change emergency telecommunications
for public protection. Speakers will include representatives from the Government
of Canada, ITU, UNFCCC, Greenpeace, Alcatel Lucent, France Telecom, Telefonica,
Intel, and Microsoft among others.
One of the main outputs of the symposium will be to define a set of possible
goals, commitments and modalities for the ICT sector in the lead up to the 2012
ITU World Telecommunication Standardization Assembly and United Nations
Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20). The purpose is to strengthen the
collaboration between the ICT sector and environmental communities.
to get additional information about the symposium, including information about
registration and an updated program of the event.
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