Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Green ICT Awareness in China But Limited Action

The report "Green Information Communications Technology in China " from Tsinghua University (April 2012) shows that Chinese ICT professionals are mostly aware of green ICT and its benefits, but with limited strategies in place to achieve these.
The survey results showed 96 percent of IT professionals had heard about green ICT. Respondents confirmed that green science and technology can help low-carbon economic development. They also acknowledged that the development of green science and technology can reduce energy consumption and stimulate society to further reduce emissions. Over 90 percent of respondents from enterprises affirmed that green science and technology is part of an enterprise’s social responsibility. Ninety-six percent of enterprise respondents also saw energy conservation as key to achieving China’s economic and social goals ...

Eighteen percent of enterprises site energy savings as a key drive for green ICT. Reduction targets vary by organization, with over half of respondents reporting reduction targets of 1 percent to 15 percent in the next three to five years. ...

From: Green Information Communications Technology in China " Tsinghua University, for Alcatel-Lucent, April 2012

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