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Measuring the Energy Reduction Impact of Selected Broadband-Enabled Activities within Households
The GeSI study examines the link between broadband usage and energy reduction in regard to simple and convenient online activities such as telecommuting, using the Internet as a primary news source, online banking, e-commerce and downloading music.
Future lifestyles and opportunities for the ICT sector
Imagine you lived a sustainable life this weekend, what would it be like? What role would ICT play in reducing your ecological footprint? And in what ways would ICT solutions support you in “one planet living”- living and working within a fair share of the earth’s resources?
Evaluating the Carbon-Reducing Impacts of ICT: An Assessment Methodology
The GeSI report “Evaluating the Carbon-Reducing Impacts of ICT: An Assessment Methodology” contributes to realising ICT’s promise through providing a practical and consistent methodology and roadmap for assessing ICT’s capacity to enable the transition to a low-carbon economy.
SMART2020: Enabling the Low-Carbon Economy in the Information Age
GeSI published “SMART 2020 Enabling the low-carbon economy in the information age” in June 2008 – the first major study identifying the significant contribution the ICT industry can make to creating a low-carbon economy.
Using ICTs to Tackle Climate Change
Commissioned by GeSI and the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), the report shows how ICT can be used in a number of ways to meet the requirements of the three main pillars of the Bali Action Plan arising from COP-13 in December 2007: enhanced action on adaptation, cooperative action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and actions on mitigation of climate change.
Social and Environmental Responsibility in Metals Supply to the Electronic Industry
The report was commissioned by GeSI and the Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition (EICC) to help these organisations understand how aluminum, cobalt, copper, gold, palladium and tin are mined, recycled, purchased and where they are used in electronics products.
Gold Organizations to Recognize Each Other's Conflict Audits
The London Bullion Market Association and organizations from the jewelry and other manufacturing industries will recognize each other’s audit programs to halt the use of so-called conflict gold.
ICT FOR ONE-PLANET LIVING
A sustainable future requires nothing less than a full transformation of the world economy and society through ICT. Innovative ICT solutions ranging from smart buildings and teleworking to cloud computing can allow us to preserve both our planet and our quality of life.