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1 International Telecommunication Union Committed to connecting the world 1 ITU ICT and Climate Change Hiroshi Ota and Cristina Bueti 13 July 2010

2 Climate Change is a global challenge that the world cannot lose. Dr Hamadoun I. Touré ITU Secretary-General Climate change is the defining challenge of our era. ITUs work to cut greenhouse gas emissions, develop standards and use e-environment systems can speed up the global shift to a low-carbon economy. "ITU is one of the very important stakeholders in the area of climate change." Mr Ban Ki-moon United Nations Secretary-General ITU and Climate Change

3 ITU and UN Delivering As One on Climate Change ITU is contributing to the effort of the UN system to deliver as one to address climate change and is taking the necessary steps to deepen the global understanding of the relation between ICTs and climate change. Read the Report: "Acting on Climate Change: The UN System Delivering as One" ITU is co-facilitator in issues related to WSIS Action Line C7: e-environment Side events and press conference in Copenhagen with Mr. Ban Ki-moon, UN Secretary-General in Copenhagen in December 2009 Ongoing Collaboration with UNEP, WIPO and UNIDO On 5 June 2010, ITU together with UNEP and other partners celebrated the World Environment DayWorld Environment Day 3

4 ITU and UNFCCC Ongoing role in UNFCCC process Promotion of role of ICTs in reducing GHGs Side events and press conference in Barcelona and Copenhagen Partners: WIPO,GeSI, WWF, WMO, OECD, UNFCCC, Analysys Mason, Cisco, Microsoft, NTT, Government representatives from Japan, Ecuador, UK, etc. ISeeT Kiosk – Daily briefings from high level ICT business people High level meetings ITU, partner of the Nairobi Programme 4

5 ITU is Building Knowledge and Promoting Visibility TECHWATCH Reports on CC and positive impact of new technologies Next Generation Networks, Intelligent Transport Systems, etc. Major Symposia on ICTs and CC 2008: Kyoto and London 2009: Quito and Seoul (virtual event) 2010: Egypt (8-9 November 2010) ITU-T pioneering energy efficient work methods Paperless meetings, on-line work tools, virtual symposia. ITU-T leading Dynamic Coalition on Internet and Climate Change as part of the Internet Governance Forum (16 September 2010)

6 Radiocommunication (ITU-R) Monitor climate change by: Provides spectrum and orbital resources for satellite remote- sensing Providing key climate data via radio-based applications (e.g. RFIDs) Work closely with WMO ITU/WMO Handbook: Use of Radio Spectrum for Meteorology 6

7 Development (ITU-D) E-environment Toolkit for policymakers gives principles and guidelines for the development of applications and services in the area of the environment. Will help countries to assess the contribution that ICTs can make to reduce GHG emissions 7

8 ITU-T Study Group 5 Environment & Climate Change Working Party 3 (WP3/5) ICT and Climate Change Continues output (four deliverables) of ITU-T Focus Group on ICT and CC (July 08 – April 09) All ITU-T study groups to examine impact of recommendations on climate change

9 Five work areas Coordination and Planning of ICT&CC related standardization (Question 17 of ITU-T SG 5) Methodology of environmental impact assessment of ICT (Q18/5) Power feeding systems (Q19/5) Data collection for Energy Efficiency for ICTs over the lifecycle (Q20/5) Environmental protection and recycling of ICT equipments/facilities (Q21/5)

10 ITU-T Joint Coordination Activity (JCA) Objectives: to co-ordinate across ITU-T study groups and with ITU-R and ITU-D to seek co-operation from external organizations including non-ITU member organizations

11 Standard for a universal charger for mobile phones Universal power adapter and charger solution for mobile terminals and other ICT devices (ITU-T Recommendation L.1000) specifies general requirements covers charger for mobile phones Future version will cover other ICT devices

12 ITUs universal charger standard … have this:Instead of this … Recommendation L.1000 Approved March 2010

13 Classification of outside plant waste (ITU-T Recommendation L.24) was updated Helps to promote recycling (Question 21/5) Standard on e-waste

14 New work items for standard GHG (Green House Gas) measurement and evaluation methods Methodology for environmental impact assessment of ICT goods and services ICT projects ICT within organisations ICT within countries (Question 18/15)

15 Methodology Common methodology for measuring ICT carbon footprint Without, it will be impossible to provide meaningful comparisons Helps to establish the business case to go green Over 20 organisations participate in the ITU group 15

16 New work items for promoting recycling and e-waste reduction The use of life cycle analysis in outside plant Recycling of copper and optical fibre cables Communication formats for recycling information of rare metals in ICT products (Question 21/5)

17 New work items for efficient power feeding systems within e.g. a data center Architecture of power feeding systems Characterizations and specifications of power feeding system, especially for Higher Voltage DC system Methodologies for evaluating the performance of energy feeding and its environmental impact Safety for humans and equipment (Question 19/5)

18 Related Links ITU and climate change ITU-T and climate change ITU-T Study Groups ITU events on climate change: ITU Symposia on ICTs and Climate Change 18

19 19 {hiroshi.ota, cristina.bueti} Thank you!

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