• The opportunity of ICT in the German efforts against climate change
    The opportunity of ICT in the German efforts against climate change Post Date: 2016-02-22, 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 reduc...

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  • ICT can radically reshape the way we live
    ICT can radically reshape the way we live Post Date: 2016-02-22, Political leaders gathered in December in Paris to hammer out an historic new climate change agreement. Many people think that addressing climate change requires difficult trade-offs. But if policymakers, businesses, and consumers embrace the information and communications technology (ICT) transform...

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  • Is the ICT industry really climate friendly? An insider replies
    Is the ICT industry really climate friendly? An insider replies Post Date: 2015-12-09, 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…”
    Cloud Computing’s Environmental Impact: “We’re just getting started…” Post Date: 2015-11-03, 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...

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  • Driving a sustainable future through ICT: GeSI launches #SMARTer2030 report in Brussels
    Driving a sustainable future through ICT: GeSI launches #SMARTer2030 report in Brussels Post Date: 2015-10-29, 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 GeS...

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  • How ICT can advance multi-sector solutions to decouple economic growth from carbon emissions
    How ICT can advance multi-sector solutions to decouple economic growth from carbon emissions Post Date: 2015-10-01, 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 M...

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  • The transformational role of ICT in The New Urban Agenda
    The transformational role of ICT in The New Urban Agenda Post Date: 2015-05-04, 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
    GeSI kicks off 2015 human rights work programme Post Date: 2015-04-10, 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
    Louder and Prouder Post Date: 2015-01-15, 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…
    Family reunion gossip: what really happens when… Post Date: 2014-12-19, 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...

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