Nov 18 2007

The Climate Group Research Project

Published by at 4:35 pm under Uncategorized

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.

One response so far

One Response to “The Climate Group Research Project”

  1. pennie scotton 18 Nov 2007 at 7:39 pm

    This is a very important research project and one in which I would like to be involved as a government agency committed to creating and delivering improved services across collaboration, useability, lessening the effects of business transactions on the envrionment and taking a leadership role in the whole-of-government interoperability.

    Thanks and looking forward to hearing from you soon

    pennie

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