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Welcome to the GeSI blog where we will keep you updated on our activities and projects as well as the most salient sustainability issues of today. We would welcome your feedback and comments. Be part of the discussion on how ICT is enabling sustainability!

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Luis Neves

Luis Neves

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

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Malcolm Johnson

Deputy Secretary-General

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Tim Fleming

Director – Enterprise Sustainability, AT&T

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Lee Stewart

Head of Sustainability, Oceania - Fujitsu Australia Limited

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Turning risks into opportunities

Tim Fleming | March 2, 2017

Earlier this year, the World Economic Forum released its 2017 Global Risks Report, providing ample reading material for the world’s elite as they trekked to the Forum’s annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland.

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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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The transformational role of ICT in The New Urban Agenda

Matilda Gennvi-Gustafsson | May 4, 2015

Next year in Quito, Ecuador, the United Nations will hold its third United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development, also known as Habitat III. Habitat II was held 19 years ago, in 1996, in Istanbul, and Habitat I was held 1976.

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GeSI kicks off 2015 human rights work programme

Chris Lloyd | April 10, 2015

On March 18, GeSI hosted the first face-to-face meeting of its Human Rights Committee and Stakeholder Advisory Group.

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Louder and Prouder

Kevin Moss | January 15, 2015

Late last year I attended COP20 in Lima for BT and had the opportunity to represent GeSI on a UNFCCC Momentum for Change panel on ICT Climate Solutions. I shared the stage with two of the most prominent global voices in the climate change space; Former US Vice President Al Gore and Laurence Tubiana,

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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 managment

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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