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1 Environmental Sustainability in Broadband Networks Sebastião Sahão Júnior Director - Corporate Department of Network Infrastructure and Laboratories Rio de Janeiro, 19 de junho de 2012

2 Environmental Improvements Resulting from the Use of Broadband Tech Potential impact of changes stemming from the delivery of broadband is estimated to be an incremental reduction of more than 1 billion tons of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions over 10 years

3 Broadband... Batteries Telephones From dream to reality

4 Brazil 2011 ~ 195 mi people The United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) estimates that some 20 to 50 million tons of e-waste is generated worldwide annually. In the past, telecommunications have little impact on the natural environment Currently, the environmental impact is very important.

5 By the end of 2008, the number of mobile phone subscriptions was five times the number of fixed telephone lines

6 Batteries Telephones Environmental effects from operation and production, as well as from the end-of-life treatment of telecommunication equipment, have become increasingly serious issues.

7 Broadband Negative Impact The amount of WEEEs and RoHS has increased very fast, stressing a serious industrial and social control needs. Source:University of Alberta – site:

8 Project Telecommunications and Its Impact on Health (NIR reduction) and Environment (waste) * Mobile phone batteries: recycling Waste Management Corporate Management of energy expenditure Smart grid: automation, TI and telecom solutions CPqD and the Broadband Sustainability (*) Funded by Brazilian Telecom R&D Fund - FUNTTEL CPqD experience:

9 CPqD and the Broadband Sustainability Contributions Replacement of materials and products based on life cycle analysis (LCA), ecodesign and in the reverse logistics (Solid Waste National Politics)

10 CPqD and the Broadband Sustainability Contributions Waste management technologies

11 CPqD and the Broadband Sustainability Contributions Management efficiency of spending and consumption of electricity and water

12 CPqD and the Broadband Sustainability Contributions Monitoring Non Ionizing Radiation emission mainly in urban areas

13 CPqD and the Broadband Sustainability Contributions Management indicators of environmental and economic sustainability, based on the GRI - Global Reporting Initiative https://www.globalreporting.org/Pages/default.aspx

14 CPqD and the Broadband Sustainability Energy efficiency RoHS and WEEE Directives Recyclable materials Green ICT Etc. m.br/rotulo/ al/exibirPortalInternet.do Green Seal Green Seal certification for products:

15 … is necessary to design, build and sell truly environment friendly products… To face the negative impacts to the people and the environment due the growth of the broadband technology… … and a truly environment friendly´s product is a environmentally certified product!

16 CPqD working for sustainable growing of broadband

17 Thank You! Sebastião Sahão Júnior Phone: +55 (19)


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