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Side Event for the United Nations Climate Change Conference October 2010
Tianjin, China

"The Effective Use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) and the Intellectual Property (IP) System for Mitigating Climate Change"
Thursday, 7 October 2010
13:00—14:30 hours , Room Guiyang

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The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) is organizing a side-event with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) on "The Effective Use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) and the Intellectual Property (IP) System for Mitigating Climate Change".

This side event, which will include the participation of top decision-makers from governments and experts from international organizations and the industry, will debate over the potential role and impact of  information and communication technologies (ICTs) and the intellectual property (IP) system in promoting the development of new technologies to address the challenges of climate change, and in leveraging access to technologies for mitigating climate change.

  • Draft Programme

Moderator: Mr. Alexandre Vassiliev, Counsellor, ITU

•  Keynote speaker: Mr. Mama KonatÚ, Director-General of the Mali Meteorological Service and Permanent Representative of Mali with WMO and Chairman of the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA), UNFCCC
• Keynote speaker: Dr. Julius Ningu, Director of Environment, Vice President's Office, Tanzania
• Keynote speaker: Mr. Kunihiko Shimada, Principal International Policy Coordinator and Principal International Negotiator, Ministry of the Environment, Japan
• Keynote speaker: Ms. Wanna Tanunchaiwatana, Officer in Charge, Adaptation, Technology and Science Programme, United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
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Panelists:
Ms. Cristina Bueti, Programme Coordinator, ITU [PDF] Icon Pdf format
• Mr. Anatole Krattiger, Director, Global Challenges Division, WIPO
• Mr. John Smicklas, Senior Manager, Research in Motion on behalf of the Global e-Sustainability Initiative (GeSI)
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• Ms. Helen Asiamah, Deputy Director Environmental Protection Agency, Ghana
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For additional information on this side event, please contact Ms. Cristina Bueti: climate@itu.int

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