I am having fun trying out my new blogging platform, even though I have not migrated to my final url, which will cause havoc to anyone who links to a post. But one MUST test the software, right?
My friend Molly Webb has embarked on a new job with a VERY interesting project that hits to the heart of any online person: what is our use of technology costing the environment. The Climate Group is kicking off a project that should be of interest to us.
The Climate Group: About Us: Our Work Programmes: ICT
How will the continued growth of Information and Communications Technologies (ICTs) impact climate change? How could ICTs enable the transition to a low-carbon economy? The °Climate Group will explore these questions and more in a program of work beginning in November, 2007.
To inform this work, the Climate Group and GeSI [Global e-Sustainability Initiative] will collaborate on a global study to evaluate the ICT (Information Communication Technology) sector’s role in climate change. The work will begin in November and report in March.
The project aims to:
- Deliver the first globally comprehensive picture of direct and indirect carbon emissions of telecoms, computing, services and software.
- Define common themes and issues across the ICT lifecycle, identifying critical trends, scenarios and impact assessments for the ICT sector to 2020.
- Create a ‘road map’ to allow the ICT sector to act now on reducing global energy usage and greenhouse gas emissions.