ICTs and energy efficiency can be connected in two ways: ‘Greening of ICTs’ and ‘Greening through ICTs’. In the first case, ICTs are being transformed and developed to be more environmentally sound and less carbon-intensive. In the second case, ICT-enabled solutions (for example smart grids, smart buildings, smart logistics and industrial processes) are helping to transform the world towards a more sustainable and energy efficient future. These green technologies and processes have the potential to play a significant role in significantly reducing global greenhouse gas emissions.
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A group of women of Baintala village is participating in a disaster preparedness training at night after a long day of domestic works. Parts of Baintala still have no electricity but that did not affect their training as solar powered Tablet devices were used.
Baintala Village, Rampal, Bangladesh
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WSIS Stocktaking Report 2017
Case study – Turkey
- In Istanbul,
OSIRIS (Optimal Strategy to Innovate and Reduce Energy Consumption In urban rail Systems) has introduced a holistic approach for the reduction of energy consumption
for urban rail systems, embracing vehicles, infrastructure and operation.
- The project – developed under the auspices of the Osiris Rail project, and implemented in Istanbul by Ulasim – started from the definition of Key Performance Indicators and Standard Duty Cycles to measure energy consumption in urban rail systems. It addressed the issue at the system-level, ensuring that progress on energy reduction was substantial. The effectiveness of solutions and their full potential was proven by simulations and pilot tests.
o OSIRIS fed the results into a Decision Support Tool, to aid strategic decision-making for operators and public authorities.
ITU150 Story: Innovating with Bassil
What is the 'Digital Switchover' and why does it matter?
Television is enjoyed by billions of people around the world, but viewers in Africa, the Middle East, Europe, and Central Asia (known as Region 1 at ITU) will soon be able to access a range of new services and programming thanks to the ‘digital switchover’. Bassil Zoubi is a career Engineer who has worked in the broadcast industry for decades and he shares with us why he believes this migration to digital television is important and looks at the wide-ranging impact it can have.
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