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Focus Group on ICTs and Climate Change (FG ICT&CC)
First meeting 1-3 September 2008, Geneva, Switzerland”
Day 1 Plenary Session  
09:30 Welcome address: Malcolm Johnson, Director ITU-T
09:40 Presentation “Introducing ITU-Focus Group on ICTs and Climate Change”, Dave Faulkner, FG Chairman
10:00 Introducing the Vice Chairmen
10:10 Meeting Objectives: How will we produce the Deliverables?. Face to face meetings, email, teleconferences, timetable. Role of Editors. Outline template for deliverables. Dave Faulkner
10:20 Introducing ITU (T, R, D), TSAG and the SGs and benefits of membership. Art Levin, Head of Standardization Policy Division, ITU-T)
10:30 Contribution on “Working methodsADM-002
Art Levin, Head of Standardization Policy Division, ITU-T
10:40 Questions and Answers, Agreement of Agenda
10:45 – 11:15 Coffee Break
11:15 Deliverable 1: Definitions (metrics)

1.1 Reminder of Terms of Reference - “The FG, based on existing terms and definitions used in ITU, should:
  • identify the terms and definitions (including units, see section 5.3) needed to analyze the three major relationships between ICTs and Climate Change;
  • identify differences between existing terms and definitions;
  • develop and propose new definitions where necessary (gaps)”
11:20 1.2 Contribution C-5 "Proposed definitions concerning estimating method for CO2 emissions reduction through ICTs", Yoh Somemura NTT, Japan.
11:45 1.3 Presentation and Contribution C-2Climate Stabilization Intensity – a metric for company growth and reduced emissions”, Chris Tuppen, BT, UK, day 1 only.
12:10 1.4 Discussion on What Definitions are required?
12:20 1.5 Call for Nomination/Appointment of Editors
12:30 1.7 Editors start to produce an outline document to present as outcome at end of Day 3
12:40 – 14:00 Lunch Break
Day 1 Afternoon Session  
14:00 Deliverable 2: Gap Analysis

2.1 Reminder of Terms of Reference. “The FG should:
  • analyze the energy-saving measures that ICTs would have, directly and indirectly (e.g. on transport), on Climate Change;
  • identify which measures need to be standardized;
  • perform a “gap analysis” of these measures, based on the ongoing activities inside and outside ITU-T;
  • develop and propose a roadmap for future work within ITU-T.
14:05 2.2 Kick-off Presentation and Contributed Text "Gap Analysis: From the report of A Study on ICT Policy for Addressing Global Warming in Japan" ,Hitachi, Japan
14:30 2.3 Presentation and Reference Document C-4 "The GeSI 'Smart 2020' report and its relationship with international standards". Chris Tuppen, BT/UK, day 1 only
14:55 2.4 Contribution C-3 “Standardization, ICTs and Climate Change”, Ewan Sutherland (ITU-T/TSB)
15:20 2.5 Call for Nomination/Appointment of Editors
15:30 Editors start to produce an outline document to present as outcome at end of Day 3
15:30 – 16:00 Coffee Break
16:00 Deliverable 3: Methodology-What mitigation is possible via ICTs?

3.1 Reminder of Terms of Reference. “The FG should develop a methodology to describe and estimate present and future user [energy] consumption of ICTs over their entire life-cycle. This should include:
  • a calculation methodology of energy consumption saved through ICT utilization;
  • the definition of basic units relevant to the cases considered;
  • the identification, gathering and processing of relevant parameters (e.g. user behaviour);
  • the principles and tools to measure and evaluate the results;
  • a list of examples of the uses of how ICTs can replace or displace other energy-consuming technologies/uses;
  • an analysis of existing standards and a proposal for the development of new standards, if needed.
16:05 3.2 Kick-off presentation "Consideration concerning the standardization of estimating method for CO2 Emissions Reduction through ICTs" Yoh Somemura, NTT Japan
16:30 3.3 Contribution C-18Green-IT for Energy issues” Sung-chul KANG, KCC, KOREA
17:00 3.4 Presentation “Life Cycle Inventories and Assessments for ICTs”, Martin Eugster, Empa (Switzerland)

3.5 Contribution C-29 “Carbon footprint of mobile communications and ICT”, Christer Tornevik, Ericsson
19:00 Meet up at restaurant (“Restaurant des Transports“, Blvd. James Fazy 6)
Day 2 Morning Session  
09:00 Deliverable 3: Methodology – continued

3.4 Contribution C-7 "Proposed common methodology for measuring environmental impact of ICTs on climate change" Yoh Somemura ,NTT, Japan
09:25 3.5 Contribution C-19 "Delivering Carbon Savings from ICT", Richard Price, BT/UK
09:50 3.6 Contribution C-10 “Industry Scorecard Proposal”, Kalliopi Spyridaki and Tony Caravano, SAS
10:15 3.7 Presentation: Estimating and mitigating the energy footprint of ICTs, Willem Vereecken, University of Ghent, Belgium
10:40 – 11:05 Coffee Break
11:05 3.8 Contribution C-13Estimating net benefits of energy-efficiency services – the counterfactual model”, Sheridan Nye, University of Sussex
11:30 3.9 Contribution C-9 "The AIM project-a harmonized technology for profiling and managing the energy consumption of home appliances", Spyridon Tompros, Keletron LTD, Thessaloniki, Greece
11:55 3.10 Presentation: "ICT role in Climate change adaptation" Hossam Allam CEDARE - Centre for Environment and Development for the Arab Region & Europe, Cairo, Egypt
12:20 – 13:45 Lunch Break
Day 2 Afternoon Session  
13:45 3.11 Presentation on “ICT and Climate Change-a wireless and mobile perspective" plus two possible contributions (text) on study items, Helmut Schink, Nokia Siemens Networks - DE/Munich; Kiyohisa Wakabayashi-Nokia Siemens Networks - JP/Tokyo C-11
14:10 3.12 Presentation C-17Contribution of Cellular systems to ICTs and climate change in KOREA”, Sung-chul KANG, KCC, Korea
14:35 3.11 Discussion topic: “How do fixed and mobile networks differ in their opportunities for mitigation”?
14:45 3.12 Deliverable 3 Call for Nomination/Appointment of Editors, Editors start to produce an outline document to present as outcome at end of Day 3.
14:50 – 15:15 Coffee Break
15:15 Deliverable 4: Direct and indirect impact of ITU-T standards

4.1 Reminder of Terms of Reference. “The FG should develop tools (e.g. Checklists) and guidelines to allow ITU-T SGs to evaluate, for each Question, the possible future CO2E (carbon dioxide equivalent) reduction of technologies in terms of direct emissions from ICTs and possible savings in terms of Climate Change mitigation from the use of ICTs”
15:20 4.2 Kick-off presentation and Contributed text C-8 - Direct and Indirect impact of ITU-T standards "Proposed Guideline for Environment-Friendly ICT use" (MIC, Japan)
15:45 4.3 Kick-off presentation and Contribution C-12 “Next-Generation Networks and Energy Efficiency” Aranzazu Fernandez Romero (ITU/TSB)
16:10 4.4 Contribution C-1 on “General Considerations and Recommendations Regarding ICT and Climate Change” Michael Fargano (Qwest, USA), by teleconference )
16:35 4.5 Presentation: Ubiquitous Sensor Network (USN) use-cases for monitoring climate change ,Eunsook Kim (ETRI, Republic of Korea) C-15 & C-16
17:00 4.6 Presentation and Contributed text “A 1kW Challenge for householders” Aranzazu Fernandez Romero (ITU/TSB) and Dave Faulkner (BT, UK)
17:25 Call for Nomination/Appointment of Editors Call for Nomination/Appointment of Editors (Editors start to produce an outline document to present as outcome at end of Day 3)
19:00 Meet up at local restaurant (“Cafe du Soleil“, 6 Place du Petit Saconnex)
Day 3 Morning Session  
09:00 Editing of Deliverables 1/3 and 2 (2 separate rooms)
10:30 – 11:00 Coffee Break
11:00 Editing of Deliverables 3 and 4 (2 separate rooms)
12:30 – 14:00 Lunch Break
14:00 Deliverable 3 continued

Plenary Session “Example sustainability actions within an organization”
14:00 3.15 Presentation “ITU and Climate Neutrality”, Arthur Levin, Head, Standardization Policy Division, ITU-T

Presentation “Radiocommunications and Climate Change”, Alexandre Vassiliev, Radiocommunication Bureau, BR

Presentation “ICTs for e-Environment”, Marco Obiso, ICT Applications and Cybersecurity Division, ITU Telecommunication Development Sector
14:25 3.16 Presentation “Sustainable United Nations”, Niclas Svenningsen UNEP/SUN

Aniket Ghai, UN Environment Management Group
14:50 6.3 Discussion

What can we do in standards to further enhance mitigation through use of ICTs in buildings?
15:00 – 15:20 Coffee Break
Closing Plenary  
15:20 Publicity and Press Coverage. Toby Johnson (ITU-T/TSB’s PR expert)
15:30 Discussion “How important is PR to the work of this group?”
15:35 Reports from WG Chairmen
15:55 List of Editors
16:00 Outline Deliverables and schedule for first posting on website, Editors
16:30 Summary of actions from the meeting
16:35 List of Liaison to be approved
16:40 Future meetings : Face to face, Teleconferences on the Deliverables
16:45 AOB/Close of meeting
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