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. Entitled “Measuring the Energy Reduction Impact of Selected Broadband-Enabled Activities Within Households”, GeSI commissioned the Yankee Group and the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) to conduct the study with the support of GeSI members BT, Deutsche Telekom, Ericsson and Verizon.
GeSI SMARTer2020: the role of ICT in driving a sustainable future
GeSI's SMARTer2020 report demonstrates how the increased use of information and communication technology (ICT) such as video conferencing and smart building management could cut the projected 2020 global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 16.5%, amounting to $1.9 trillion in gross energy and fuel savings and a reduction of 9.1 Gigatonnes carbon dioxide equivalent (GtCO2e) of greenhouse gases. This is equivalent to more than seven times the ICT sector’s emissions in the same period.
An energy-aware survey of ICT device power supplies
The report was jointed commissioned by GeSI and the International Telecommunication Union (ITU). It presents the conclusions of an analysis of the mechanical, electrical and environmental characteristics of most commercially available external power supplies.
The GeSI report analyses the most commercially available mobile phone chargers and a number of handheld devices to evaluate the correlation between their rated power and mechanical and electrical characteristics.
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. The ICT Assessment Methodology provides immediate guidance on the process of identifying and quantifying the carbon-reducing effects of implementing an ICT solution.
Tracing a path forward: a study of the challenges of the supply chain for target metals used in electronics
Seeking greater understanding of the challenges and potential pathways to greater transparency in their product supply chains, GeSI and the Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition (EICC) asked RESOLVE to research the supply chain for electronics products starting with three metals: tin, tantalum, and cobalt.
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.
SMART 2020 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.
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.