The telecommunication industry plays a critical role in connecting people and enabling digital transformation. However, this industry also contributes to greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, not only from its own operations, but also from its supply chain and product use. Scope 3 GHG emissions, which are indirect emissions from the value chain, are becoming increasingly important for companies to address as part of their sustainability efforts. With COP28 fast approaching, now more than ever the telecommunication industry must act to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions. To help support the industry, the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), the GSMA (mobile industry association) and the Global Enabling Sustainability Initiative (GeSI) are organizing this event to launch its new guidance on Scope 3 for telecommunication operators.
This event brings together experts in the field to discuss the challenges and opportunities for telecommunication companies in calculating and reducing their scope 3 emissions. This event will provide a high-level overview of the newly released guide on Scope 3 Guidance for telecommunication operators. This Guidance harmonizes methods for telecommunication operators to allocate, calculate and report their scope 3 Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions, in order to improve accuracy, coverage and transparency. This guidance is intended to supplement, not supersede, existing standards.
This event is expected to be attended by representatives from around the world including, top policymakers, private sector practitioners, UN agencies, academia, civil society, other regional organizations, NGOs, and other relevant stakeholders.
Participation in the workshop is open to ITU Member States, Sector Members, Associates and Academic Institutions, and any individual from a country that is a member of ITU who wishes to contribute to the work. This includes individuals who are also members of international, regional, and national organizations. Participation in the workshop is free of charge and open to all.