Session: Green ICTs and Innovation

Fri, 2011-09-30 11:00 - 12:30

Concise Description:
In today’s world, environment is considered a fundamental imperative in every human activity, for both developed and developing economies. 2012 will be the “International Year for Sustainable Energy for All” United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called for a “a global clean energy revolution – a revolution that makes energy available and affordable for all”.

Tackling climate change, providing energy to a rapidly growing population, securing dwindling natural resources and reducing dangerous pollutants will lead to building resilient societies, strengthening economies and accelerating the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

Acknowledging the significant need for a low carbon economy, the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) industry has shown its leading role in supporting a durable global economic growth through green innovation.

The technologies that exist today are not the answer but enable solutions for change. ICT causes disruption that often leads to positive improvements in people’s lives and economies but where can it play a role to tackle the planet’s most difficult challenges. What ICTs are affordable and how can countries develop its own local technology economies? What are the answers to technology transfer, mitigation and adaptation issues?

The session “Green ICTs and Innovation” will reflect on these issues, providing an overview of country experiences, best practices and new technologies that can promote the transition towards a green economy.

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