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OECD conference on “ICTs, the environment and climate change”, 27-28 May, Helsingor, Denmark


27/05/2009 - The Danish Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation will host a high-level OECD conference on the potential of information and communication technologies to combat climate change and improve environmental performance on 27-28 May 2009 in Helsingør, Denmark.

Mr Angel Gurría, OECD Secretary-General, and Mr Helge Sander, Danish Minister for Science, Technology and Innovation, will open the conference at 09.00 on Wednesday 27 May. This event is open to the media.

Watch the conference live at Questions can also be sent to speakers via this link. A twitter feed will also be live during the event at

Speakers include Esko Aho, Executive Vice President, Nokia, and former Prime Minister of Finland; Rob Bernard, Chief Environmental Strategist, Microsoft; Zeina Al-Hajj, Head International Toxics and Electronics Campaign, Greenpeace International; and Larry Hirst, Chairman Europe, Middle East & Africa, IBM.

Full agenda, including list of participants, is available at

This high-level conference follows up on an OECD workshop in Copenhagen in May 2008 and the OECD Ministerial Meeting on the Internet Economy in Seoul in June 2008 (

For further information on the conference, please contact:
• OECD, Mr Graham Vickery, phone: +33 1 4524 9387, e-mail
• National IT and Telecom Agency, Mr Henrik Kjaer, phone +45 3545 0108, e-mail


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