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UNFCCC Barcelona Climate Change Talks
ICTs and Climate Change: Official side-event by ITU, OECD, GeSI
5 November 2009

 

ITU and OECD in partnership with GeSI held a side-event on “Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) and Climate Change” where top decision-makers from governments, international organisations and industry shared their views and solutions on how ICTs can help to address climate change.

The side event provided information on how developed and developing countries can use ICTs to effectively combat global warming and how the innovative use of ICTs and the Internet could reduce potential CO2 emissions by 15% in 2020, for example by replacing travel through the use of teleconferencing, replacing atoms with bits (electronic publications of documents, books, DVDs), smart buildings and electricity grids, intelligent transport systems, etc.

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Agenda "ICTs and Climate Change"
Thursday, 5 November 2009, 18:00 - 19:30 hours
 

Welcoming Remarks

  • Mr. Malcolm Johnson, Director, Telecommunication Standardization Bureau, ITU (Speech)
 

Opening Remarks

  • Mr. Graham Vickery, Head of the Information Economy Group, OECD
     
  • Mr. Luis Neves, Chairman, Global e-Sustainability Initiative
  Panel Discussion

Moderator: Mr. Toby Johnson, Senior Communications Officer, ITU

  • Mr. Daniel Torres, Sustainable development advisor to Secretary of State Francisco Ros Perán, Ministry of Industry, Tourism and Trade; Director, National Observatory for Telecommunications and the Information Society (Spain)

  • Mr. Atsushi Taketani, Director, Commerce and Information Policy Bureau, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (Japan) (Presentation)

  • H.E. Mr. Mauricio Montalvo, Ambassador, Permanent Mission of Ecuador to the United Nations Office at Geneva

  • Mr. Enrique Ramos, Deputy Vice President, Metering solutions, Abengoa-Telvent

  • Mr. Yoh Somemura, Senior Research Engineer, NTT Energy and Environment Systems Laboratories

  • Mr. David Eurin, Head of Energy Consulting, Analysys Mason

  • Ms. Monique Meche, Director, Environment Policy and Sustainability, Cisco

  • Mr. Kevin Grose,  Coordinator, Information Services Climate Change Secretariat, UNFCCC

 

Concluding Remarks

  • Mr. Graham Vickery, Head of the Information Economy Group, OECD
     
  • Mr. Luis Neves, Chairman, Global e-Sustainability Initiative
     
  • Mr. Malcolm Johnson, Director, Telecommunication Standardization Bureau, ITU
  Reception sponsored by GeSI and Telefonica.

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