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Side Event

Side Event: The Effective Use of ICTs and the IP System for Mitigating Climate Change
10 December 2009
18:15—19:45 hours , Room Liva Weel



International Telecommunication Union (ITU) organized a joint side-event with World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) on "The effective use of ICTs and the IP system for mitigating climate change" where top decision-makers from governments, international organizations and industry shared their views and solutions on how ICTs can help to adapt and mitigate the effects of climate change and will debate over the potential role and impact of the intellectual property (IP) system in promoting the development of new technologies, and in leveraging access to technology.

Draft Programme:

Opening Remarks

  • Mr. Malcolm Johnson, Director of the Telecommunication Standardization Bureau, ITU

  • Mr. Carlos Mazal, Senior Counsellor, WIPO

Keynote speaker: His Excellency, Mr. Lumumba Stanislaus Di-Aping, Ambassador Deputy Permanent Representative of the Republic of Sudan to the United Nations*


Moderator: Mr. Kunihiko Shimada, Principal International Negotiator, Global Environment Bureau, Ministry of the Environment, Japan 

  • Mr. Antony Taubman, Director, Intellectual Property Division, World Trade Organization (WTO)

  • Dr. A. Tyagi, Director of Climate and Water Department, World Meteorological Organization (WMO)

  • Mr. Thaddeus Burns, General Counsel for Intellectual Property, General Electric

  • Mr. Rob Bernard, Chief Environmental Strategist, Microsoft

  • Mr. Luis Neves, Chairman, Global e-Sustainability Initiative (GeSI)

A reception was sponsored by GeSI and Telefonica

  * to be confirmed

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