Copenhagen climate conference and the role of ICTs

EIF Breakfast Debate


In light of the recent European Commission Recommendation on “Mobilising Information and Communications Technologies to facilitate the transition to an energy-efficient, low-carbon economy” 

and the targets the EU has set for itself in terms of expanding the use of renewable energies by 20%, achieving a 20% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions and a 20% increase in energy efficiency by 2020, this timely breakfast discussion showcased examples of green ICT solutions. While smart energy infrastructure e.g. for intelligent buildings, logistics, energy and environmental management opens up new perspectives of more sustainable growth, the ICT industry also has to meet the challenge of reducing its own energy and carbon footprint.

Programme - 11/11/2009

Welcome and Introduction

Edit Herczog, MEP and EIF Governor


Vision 2050: The role of ICT in realizing a de-carbonised economy

Chris Tuppen, Chief Sustainability Officer, British Telecom and co-editor of the SMART 2020 Report

Smart and Connected Communities: Local Solutions to Global Challenges - best practices/case studies of how cities in Europe are embedding ICTs to support sustainable urban infrastructure and planning

Nicola Villa, Global Director of the Connected Urban Development Program, Cisco

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