ITU Green Standards Week

Thu, 13/10/11

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:
Additional information about the event, including a video archive of the sessions and the presentations made during the event, is available at http://www.itu.int/ITU-T/climatechange/gsw.
Visit www.itu.int/climate or contact climate@itu.int for further information on ITU´s activities on climate change and environmental sustainability.

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