G-STIC: Fostering Technological Solutions for the SDGs

VITO - Flemish Insitute for Technological Research

Session 337

09:00–10:45, Friday, 16 June 2017 Room C1, ITU Tower Thematic Workshop

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Making ICT deliver sustainability - Co-design for sustainable lifestyles

The G-STIC conference series (starting in Brussel 23-25 October 2017) will draw upon the best available knowledge and real life expertise to support the technological discussions in the UN and other international policy forums as they relate to the SDGs, the climate goals and the Means of Implementation of binding multilateral environmental agreements. 

In G-STIC, ICT, is defined as a cross-cutting theme. During the conference linkages with the sectoral sessions will be articulated and the most innovative solutions of making ICT delivering sustainability will be showcased with a specific focus on sustainable lifestyles, the user experience and testing those innovations through Living Labs. This will result in highlighting those ICT innovations that really work for people and companies contributing to SDGs implementation and impact.

In this workshop the keynote of Luis Neves, Chaiman of the Global e-Sustainability Initiative (GeSI – a group of over 30 of the largest global ICT companies) will present some fundamental issues of the strong enabling role that ICT will play in realizing sustainability. You will get also a preview on the conference series and the ICT session and approach will be presented and further discussed with experts from ITU, the water and remote sensing sector.



Robby Berloznik (VITO/G-STIC)


Part 1 - Presentations (60’)

Keynote (via Webex)

Luis Neves (GeSI Chairman/Group Climate Change and Sustainability Officer, Deutsche Telekom) ‘#SMARTer2030: ICT Solutions for 21st Century Challenges’

Robby Berloznik (Senior Advisor VITO/Director Programma G-STIC)  ‘Introduction on the G-STIC Conference series’

Marco van der Ree (Senior Advisor CSCP) ‘Making ICT deliver sustainability - Co-design for sustainable lifestyles’

Part 2 Panel discussion with Speakers/Panellists (45’)

Ger Bergkamp (Executive Director at International Water Association)  ‘IT revolution in water services and water management’

Maria Victoria Sukenik (Chairman ITU-T Study Group) ‘ITU-T SG5: Environment, Climate Change and Circular Economy - Producing standards to achieve the SDG’

Dirk Van Speybroeck (Strategy Advisor VITO)  ‘Remote sensing and the SDGs'

Session's link to WSIS Action Lines

  • AL C6 logo C6. Enabling environment
  • AL C11 logo C11. International and regional cooperation

Session's link to Sustainable Development Process

  • Goal 2: Zero hunger logo Goal 2: End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture
  • Goal 6: Clean water and sanitation logo Goal 6: Ensure access to water and sanitation for all
  • Goal 7: Affordable and clean energy logo Goal 7: Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all
  • Goal 8: Decent work and economic growth logo Goal 8: Promote inclusive and sustainable economic growth, employment and decent work for all
  • Goal 9: Industry, innovation and infrastructure logo Goal 9: Build resilient infrastructure, promote sustainable industrialization and foster innovation
  • Goal 11: Sustainable cities and communities logo Goal 11: Make cities inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable
  • Goal 12: Responsible consumption and production logo Goal 12: Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns
  • Goal 13: Climate action logo Goal 13: Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts
  • Goal 14: Life below water logo Goal 14: Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources
  • Goal 17: Partnerships for the goals logo Goal 17: Revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development


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