The first Green Standards Week took place in Rome, Italy, on 5-9 September, with a special focus on how information and communication standards can assist the transition to a green economy.
Organized by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU)
and hosted by Telecom Italia, the event brought together leading specialists in the field, including top policy-makers, engineers, designers, government officials, regulators and standards experts.
Part of the event was dedicated to exploring how information and communication technologies (ICTs) can help address climate change, promote energy efficiency and build a green economy, shedding light on policies and best practices.
Delegates were given the opportunity to participate remotely, saving time, cost and carbon emissions. The remote delegates were able to watch a video feed, hear discussions, see documents and presentations and interact with the hosts. They were also able to ask questions to the panelists in Rome.
The Green Standards Week included a high level segment, focused on policy objectives and targets to measure and improve governmental green ICT strategies. This included the following: