About the ITU Green Standards Week
ITU and the Ministry of Economic Development of Italy organized the first
Green Standards Week
from 5 to 9 September 2011
in Rome, Italy, hosted by Telecom Italia.
The Green Standards Week
brought together leading specialists in the field, from top policy-makers to engineers, designers, planners, government officials, regulators, standards experts and others.
The main purpose was to raise awareness of the importance and opportunities of using ICT standards to build a green economy.
- Invitation Letter
- Press Release
, 8 August 2011
- Media Backgrounder “Enabling a low-carbon future: the key role of ICTs to address climate change”
- Press Release
, 9 September 2011
- 5 September 2011:
Workshop on Methodologies for Environmental Impact Assessment of ICT examined work underway to measure the impact of ICTs on climate change and how to standardize the way to calculate the reduction of GHG that ICTs have. This Workshop
was jointly organized by ITU and the European Commission.
- 6 September 2011: "High Level Segment" provided Ministers and senior representatives from the ICT industry with an opportunity to exchange views on how ICTs can help in the implementation of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in the run-up to Durban (COP-17)
- 6-8 September 2011: Workshop on
Moving to a Green Economy through ICT Standards explored how ICTs can help to address climate change, promote energy efficiency and build a green economy, shedding light on standards, policies and best practices. This Workshop
was jointly organized by ITU and Telecom Italia.
- 8-9 September 2011: Workshop on
Submarine Cables for Ocean/Climate Monitoring and Disaster Warning: Science, Engineering, Business and Law
aimed at encouraging the development of new technologies and standards and
explored business opportunities for telecommunication companies to become active players in monitoring climate change.
This Workshop was jointly organized by ITU, the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).
Upcoming ITU Green Standards Week
- Dates: 5 - 9 September 2011
- Venue: via Oriolo Romano, 257 (Auditorium – Telecom Italia), Rome, Italy
- Practical Information
- Participation was free of charge
- Remote Participation was provided
- Discussions was held in English only
Green ICT Applications Challenge Award Ceremony
ITU would like to congratulate Lis Lugo Colls from Spain, winner of the Green ICT Application Challenge.
This innovative application will help mobile users to locate recycling and garbage bins, aiming to reduce the
issue of pollution and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions caused by waste.
Lis was invited to present ‘Smart Recycling’ at the ITU Green Standards Week
in Rome, Italy on 6 September 2011,
and was awarded with the cash prize of USD 10,000. Congratulations Lis Lugo Colls!
to find out more.
World Café @ ITU Green Standards Week
The world café is an effective way to host vibrant collaborative conversations. It was held as the last session of the workshop on
Submarine Cables for Ocean/ Climate Monitoring and Disaster Warning: Science, Engineering, Business and Law to ensure the active involvement of each and every participant in a generative discussion around the key questions and issues emerging from the event.
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