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Roman Smith

Roman Smith

Director-Sustainability Operations, Corporate Sustainability & Philanthropy, AT&T

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Gabrielle Giner

Gabrielle Giner

Programme Manager, BT Better Future Programme

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Luis Neves

Luis Neves

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

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Kevin Moss

Kevin Moss

Programme Director, Net Good, BT Group

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Christiana Figueres

Christiana Figueres

Executive Secretary of the United Nations Climate Change secretariat

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Family Reunion Gossip: What Really Happens When…

Roman Smith | December 19, 2014

Last month, AT&T hosted the Global e-Sustainability Initiative (GeSI) Assembly at our headquarters in Dallas, TX. We welcomed a room full of the world’s leading service providers and vendors from the ICT (Information Communication Technology) sector. In other words, sustainability heavyweights from around the world.

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Family Reunion Gossip: What Really Happens When…

Roman Smith | December 19, 2014

Last month, AT&T hosted the Global e-Sustainability Initiative (GeSI) Assembly at our headquarters in Dallas, TX. We welcomed a room full of the world’s leading service providers and vendors from the ICT (Information Communication Technology) sector. In other words, sustainability heavyweights from around the world.

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It's Time to Deploy This Special Weapon on Climate Change

Christiana Figueres | Luis Neves | December 16, 2014

We are here to tell you a secret that we feel needs to be told: there is a special weapon in the fight against climate change. Information and communications technology (ICT) solutions are transforming the way we do business, run our cities, spend our leisure time, access information and keep in touch with friends and family -- but they also play an increasingly pivotal role in addressing climate change and building more resilient communities.

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Winners of United Nations climate solutions awards announced today

GeSI Staff | November 25, 2014

From a multi-million-dollar initiative unlocking climate finance across Latin America to an enterprise building climate-friendly homes in Africa, to an ICT-enabled early-warning system protecting people from floods in the Indian Himalayan region, 12 inspiring projects were announced today as winners of the 2014 Lighthouse Activity Awards.

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Information and knowledge sharing to help resource management

GeSI Staff | November 7, 2014

In today’s world we are confronted with major challenges: Climate change, economic crisis, nature preservation are some amongst the ones that we have to deal with. If we compare an aerial photo of the world today with the same image from 30 years ago, we will see from the light distribution, that urban centres are much more predominant. Urban metropolitan regions are growing at the unprecedented rate of 1 million people every week; cities do matter more than ever. By 2020, 80% of the population in developed countries and 51% in developing countries will live in cities

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What should we make of climate week ?

Kevin Moss | October 10, 2014

What should we make of Climate Week, held in New York at the end of September 2014? Climate Week is a comprehensive set of formal and informal, open and closed events anchored by a UN General Assembly (UNGA) meeting. The week includes events for governments, businesses, activists and the general public. And sometimes we even get to speak with each other in the same room!

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ICT for Sustainability, when ICT is also part of the solution

Luis Neves | September 10, 2014

Last week, the second International Conference ICT4S (ICT for Sustainability) was held in Stockholm. I had the great opportunity to be part of a special session focusing on the industry perspective, and to share with the audience how ICT can be part of the solution for a more sustainable future.

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Smart water management through ICT-enabled energy networks

Katrina Destree Cochran | July 9, 2014

GeSI hosts successful workshop on ICT-enabled smart water management during the EU Sustainable Energy Week

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GeSI launches exciting new partnership with the UNFCCC

Luis Neves | December 2, 2013

UNFCCC and GeSI partner on Momentum for Change initiative to highlight ICT solutions for climate change

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GeSI’s new report on Cloud – a timely complement to Alcatel-Lucent’s work in CloudBand and Nuage Networks

Katrina Destree Cochran | July 8, 2013

The Global eSustainability Initiative (GeSI), our leading trade association just published a report on cloud computing, with particular emphasis on the how cloud’s enabling technologies contribute towards a low-carbon economy.

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Providing the solution to the climate change challenge: the role of ICT in driving a sustainable future

Luis Neves | December 3, 2012

The most recent climate change findings are alarming. The accumulation of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the Earth’s atmosphere is growing faster than originally predicted. If nothing is done, global GHG emissions are projected to rise by 12 per cent to 55 GtCO2e by 2020 and by 63 per cent over current levels to 80 GtCO2e by 2050. COP18, taking place in Doha, Qatar from 26 November to 7 December, provides one more opportunity for governments to discuss how they can reduce GHG emissions and prevent the catastrophic effects of climate change.

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