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Sustainability and Environment Environmental tools from Telecom Operators Maurizio Cecchi, Telecom Italia - Helsinki 23/11/1999.

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1 Sustainability and Environment Environmental tools from Telecom Operators Maurizio Cecchi, Telecom Italia - Helsinki 23/11/1999

2 2 NETWORKS ENVIRONMENT AND SOCIETY TELECOMMUNICATIONS PRODUCTS AND SERVICES REAL ESTATE NETWORKS

3 3 INTERACTIONS TELECOMMUNICATIONS-ENVIRONMENT NEGATIVE IMPACTS POSITIVE IMPACTS ENVIRONMENT EQUIPMENT RELIABILITY NATURAL EVENTS TLC ACTIVITIES PRODUCTION OF WASTES EMISSIONS TO AIR, WATER, SOIL ENERGY AND NATURAL RESOURCES CONSUMPTION ELECTROMAGNETIC EMISSIONS VISUAL IMPACT OF INFRASTRUCTURES TLC SERVICES NON ENVIRONMENT-ORIENTED TELEWORKING ON DEMAND SERVICES ENVIRONMENT ORIENTED

4 4 Environment oriented services 5 Challenges for Telecom Italia business operations Environmental monitoring systems (for instance: air quality forecasting systems available trough remotised common servers –reduction of investments by local administrations –Updating on-line interoperable models according to new scientific developments and to specific local conditions New systems for dissemination –Wireless Access Protocols (WAP) systems are the most promising –Rapidly moving toward UMTS services Integration of environmental information with other public services (EQUAL project is already focused t on this subject) Environmental networks: EIONET by Finsiel, (Telecom Italia group) Satellite services: leading position of Telespazio

5 5 NETWORKS ENVIRONMENT AND SOCIETY TELECOMMUNICATIONS PRODUCTS AND SERVICES REAL ESTATE NETWORKS

6 6 Environment and Society

7 7 12 European Public Telecommunications Network Operators joined together, recognising the strategic importance of developing a harmonised approach to the management of environmental issues... … and of demonstrating and promoting the environmental benefits deriving from the use of telecommunications services. November 1996: 21 European Public Telecommunications Network Operators, Members of ETNO, together representing today a turnover of about 150 billion EUROs, signed an Environmental Charter. Environment and Society

8 8 Established in 1992 as the principal trade association for European telecommunications operators. 44 Members from 33 European countries, representing: Development of common policy positions. Co-operation and coordination of activities. - an aggregated turnover of more than 155,000 MEUROs - more than 265 million access lines - more than 1,100,000 employees - over 350 million customers

9 9 ENVIRONMENTAL CHARTER SIGNATORIES Belgacom, société anonyme de droit publicBritish Telecommunications plc. Cyprus Telecommunications AuthorityDeutsche Telekom AG Finnet Group/Helsinki Telephone Corporation France Telecom S.A. HPT - Croatian Post & Telecommunications s.p.oKPN NV Portugal Telecom S.A.Rom TelecomS.A. Slovenské Telekomunikácie š.p.Sonera Limited SPT Telecom a.s.Swisscom Telecom ItaliaS.p.ATelekom Austria A.G. Tele Danmark A/STelefónica de España S.A Telenor ASTelia AB Türk Telekomüníkasyon AS SIGNED THE CHARTER IN FRANKFURT, 6 NOVEMBER 1996 Matàvsigned the Charter in Torino, on 19 November 1998 Cable & Wirelesssigned the Charter in Athens, on 29 April 1999

10 10 The First ETNO Environmental Report was launched at the 2 nd European Conference on Telecommunications and the Environment Torino, November 1998

11 11 Signing the Charter we committed ourselves, whether together, or individually, to continuous improvement in some basic areas: Awareness Regulatory Compliance Research & Development Providing Information Procurement Environmental Management System

12 12 RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT We shall support Research and Development into the contribution new Telecommunications Services can make to Sustainable Development. 71% of the Signatories integrate Environmental Considerations in Innovative Activities (including European R&D Programs) 29% of the Signatories integrate Environmental Considerations in Marketing 33% of the Signatories integrate Environmental Considerations in Sponsorship

13 13 Future initiatives toward IST Program Reflecting medium terms business operations, Telecom Italia will invest in projects according to the 5 mentioned objectives –1) Environmental monitoring systems (for instance: air quality forecasting systems available trough remotised common servers –2) New systems for dissemination to the general public (WAP, UMTS) –3) Integration of environmental information with other public services –4) applications for European Environmental networks (based on EIONET) –5) Innovative Satellite services from Telespazio Good opportunities from IST programs in Services for citizens even if under represented in terms of resources (11 to1 as success ratio) Critical aspect for large industries in IST proposals: –the innovation factor is treated only as technological innovation –casual distribution of expertise during evaluation process –actual evaluation procedures are favouring simple projects, because of lack of time available by the evaluators for complex industrial projects


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