Materiality Assessment Review and Alignment with the Sustainable Development Goals
GeSI has a long tradition of running materiality assessments. It started in 2008 with the first ever assessment that was ran for our sector and given the fast pace of change in our industry, we carried out again the exercise in 2014.
ICT Sector Guidance built on the GHG Protocol Product Life Cycle Accounting and Reporting Standard
In 2013 GeSI started a collaboration with WRI, WBCSD, and the Carbon Trust, for the development of a guidance document for the calculation of life-cycle GHG emissions for ICT (Information and Communication Technology) products with a focus on ICT services.
In early 2015, GeSI issued a joint call to action with the ITU to call on policymakers to recognize the importance of ICT as an implementation means for the achievement of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
GeSI Mobile Carbon Impact - How mobile communications technology is enabling carbon emissions reduction
Authored by the Carbon Trust, the report analyses the use of mobile technology in Europe and the US, finding that it enables savings of more than 180 million tonnes of carbon emissions a year, an amount greater than the total annual emissions of the Netherlands and five times higher than mobile network own emissions.
#SMARTer2030 - ICT solutions for 21st century challenges
“The ICT industry offers tremendous benefits: more resource and cost-efficient businesses that are less harmful to the environment, improvements in services with significant societal benefits and new sources of economic growth,” says Luis Neves, the GeSI Chairman.
#SMARTer2030 - ICT can help Germany reach its climate targets while delivering economic benefits
On 17 February 2015, GeSI and Deutsche Telekom partnered with the NGO Germanwatch to launch a report on Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) can help Germany reach its climate targets while delivering economic benefits.
The enabling technologies of a low-carbon economy: a focus on cloud computing
According to GeSI’s SMART2020 report, applying ICT solutions to sectors such as energy, buildings, transport and commerce can enable global carbon reductions of up to 15%, save €600 billion and create 15 million green jobs globally by the year 2020.
As well as continuing to drive progress against the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) to 2015 and beyond, the Post-2015 sustainable development agenda needs to adopt a more integrated and comprehensive approach to development – and in this, ICT and broadband can make a major contribution. This report examines the role broadband and ICT can play as transformative solutions to achieving sustainable development for all.
Fixed network operator energy efficiency benchmark
Energy efficiency and carbon management are becoming increasingly important for ICT companies as they focus on driving down environmental footprint. Telecom operators need to be able to understand how they can improve their energy efficiency performance in relation to their peers. Unfortunately reporting methodologies are not yet satisfactory due to a lack of standard and consistent Key Performance Indicators (KPIs).