Thursday, May 31, 2012

Presentations from ITU Symposium on ICTs, the Environment and Climate Change

ITU is running the Seventh ITU Symposium on ICTs, the Environment and Climate Change, 29-31 May 2012 in Montreal, Canada.The event is being streamed live online for free (unfortunately it is not being recorded for later playback). The programme and presentation notes are also available.

Here are the notes from some of the presentations so far:
  1. Opening remarks, Malcolm Johnson, Director Telecommunication Standardization Bureau, ITU
  2. Using ICT for Adaption Rather than Mitigation to Climate Change, Bill St-Arnaud, St-Arnaud & Walker Associates
  3. Can ICT Beat CO2?, Daniel Gagne, Bell Canada
  4. The Western Climate Initiative's cap-and-trade program, Robert Nöel de Tilly, Ministry for Sustainable Development, Environment and Parks of the Government of Québec and Western Climate Initiative
  5. Greenpeace’s Cool IT Leaderboard, Renee Blanchard, Greenpeace
  6. Environmental Sustainability for the ICT Sector, John Smiciklas, MRDJ Assessment
  7. ITU Methodologies for the Environmental Impact Assessment of ICT, Ahmed Zeddam, ITU-T Study Group 5 Chairman
  8. Presentation of ITU-T Recommendation L.1410 on ICT Goods, Networks and Services; Brief Overview of ITU-T Methodologies on ICT projects and ICT in Cities, Jean Manuel Canet, France Telecom/Orange
  9. ITU-T Recommendation L.1420: Is it that difficult to comply with it?, Gilbert Buty, Alcatel Lucent
  10. Greening ICT Infrastructures, Greg Hidley, CALIT2/UCSD

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