Saturday, May 24, 2008

IPCC Head on ICT and Climate Change

Dr Rajendra Kumar PachauriOne part of WCIT 2008 I missed was Dr Rajendra Kumar Pachauri Chairman of Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (I had heard him talk at the ANU in Canberra in 2007). One of the other delegates mentioned that the IPCC Chair discussed the role of ICT in climate change, both the need to reduce computer energy use, but also the way computers could be used to make systems more efficient and so reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

At WCIT 2008 I only met two Australians: one at the Dutch pavilion where there was free beer (thus confirming an Australian stereotype) and one in the hotel how happens to work a few dozen metres from my office in Canberra.

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