Tuesday, 22 May 2018

ITU sets 'green ICT' agenda

By Anne Morris, Total Telecom
Wednesday 30 September 09

Speaking ahead of Telecom World 2009, standards body head Malcolm Johnson outlines the ITU's approach to climate change, and says the UN body is practising what it preaches.

ICT should be playing a much bigger role in helping to reduce global greenhouse gas emissions, but the lack of a global consensus on how to actually calculate current emissions means it is very difficult to set reduction targets. According to Malcolm Johnson, director of the International Telecommunications Union's Standardisation Bureau (ITU-T), the ITU has been working on climate change issues for the past two years and has set up a focus group to come up with a common methodology that would determine the impact of ICT throughout the entire lifecycle of a product or service…

ICT should be playing a much bigger role in helping to reduce global greenhouse gas emissions, but the lack of a global consensus on how to actually calculate current emissions means it is very difficult to set reduction targets. According to Malcolm Johnson, director of the International Telecommunications Union's Standardisation Bureau (ITU-T), the ITU has been working on climate change issues for the past two years and has set up a focus group to come up with a common methodology that would determine the impact of ICT throughout the entire lifecycle of a product or service…

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