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Luis Neves

Luis Neves

GeSI Chairman/Group Climate Change and Sustainability Officer, Deutsche Telekom

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Malcolm Johnson

Malcolm Johnson

Deputy Secretary-General

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Matilda Gennvi-Gustafsson

Matilda Gennvi-Gustafsson

Sustainability Director, Ericsson

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Toni Townes-Whitley

Toni Townes-Whitley

Corporate Vice President, Worldwide Public Sector, Microsoft

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#SystemTransformation report says digital solutions can unlock new opprtunities to meet sustainable develoment goals

Toni Townes-Whitley | June 23, 2016

On 14 June, hosted at the Microsoft Center for Innovation and Policy in Washington D.C., GeSI published a report prepared by Accenture Strategy that shows how digital solutions can pave the way in helping the world to achieve the objectives of the United Nation’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030.

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#SystemTransformation report says digital solutions can unlock new opprtunities to meet sustainable develoment goals

Toni Townes-Whitley | June 23, 2016

On 14 June, hosted at the Microsoft Center for Innovation and Policy in Washington D.C., GeSI published a report prepared by Accenture Strategy that shows how digital solutions can pave the way in helping the world to achieve the objectives of the United Nation’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030.

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How ICT can reduce carbon emissions in Australia? An inside look of three sustainable days

Lee Stewart | June 2, 2016

Beginning of May, Fujitsu and the Global e-Sustainability Initiative were involved in a series of conferences in Australia.

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Digital solutions to achieve the SDGs

Malcolm Johnson | May 18, 2016

During this week’s WSIS Forum a special session presented a sneak preview of the much anticipated ‘System Transformation’ report which presents early research and new data on how digital solutions will drive progress towards the sustainable development goals. The full report, produced by GeSI and Accenture in cooperation with ITU, will receive its full global launch in June 2016.

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Empowering Consumers through AT&T Eco-Ratings

Roman Smith | March 31, 2016

Technology is moving at lightning speed. That means these are exciting times at AT&T and for the entire information and communication technologies (ICT) industry. Rapid advancements in technology have had – and continue to have – profound positive impacts on a consumer’s quality of life. Not only that, these advancements can impact the way that consumer cares for our planet.

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ICT can radically reshape the way we live

Luis Neves | February 22, 2016

Information and communications technology can not only lead us into a low-carbon future, it also provides economic and societal benefits

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The opportunity of ICT in the German efforts against climate change

Luis Neves | February 22, 2016

Germany is well known in Europe and in the world as one of the countries at the forefront of the fight to climate change. Since the 90s, the country has set very ambitious objectives to decrease greenhouse emissions and decarbonize its power supply. By 2050, the country wishes to have achieved reduction of greenhouse gas emission between a 80% to 95%compared to 1990 levels. To support the road to this important but not easy goal, mid-term targets were also put in place: a 40% decrease in emissions by 2020 and a 55% decrease by 2030.

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Is the ICT industry really climate friendly? An insider replies

Jan Kristensen | December 9, 2015

Climate change is one of the most complex challenges facing people, businesses and governments. Telenor Group has contributed to the SMARTer2030 report demonstrating that ICT based technology and services can help solve many of the world's challenges, including climate change.

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Cloud Computing’s Environmental Impact: “We’re just getting started…”

Dan Williams | November 13, 2015

We recently released our new Cloud Computing Impact App (www.gesicloudimpact.org ) analysing the environmental impact of using cloud computing. The App aims to drive positive environmental change by using cloud computing services. It allows you to communicate complex scientific facts in a simple and effective manner.

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Driving a sustainable future through ICT: GeSI launches #SMARTer2030 report in Brussels

GeSI Staff | October 29, 2015

After its launch in Bonn on 10 June and its presentation in the US during Climate Week NY, SMARTer2030 was officially presented in Brussels on Wednesday 28 October in the course of an event jointly organized by GeSI and ETNO, the European Telecommunication Operators’ Association, which is also a GeSI Board member.

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How ICT can advance multi-sector solutions to decouple economic growth from carbon emissions

GeSI Staff | October 1, 2015

On September 24, 2015, business leaders, policymakers and non-profits joined GeSI, the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), the International Telecommunications Union (ITU), and UN Habitat for the First Annual New York Climate Week Industry and Technology Forum, sponsored by Microsoft.

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