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Internet Governance Forum Workshop: Using ICTs and the Internet to meet environmental challenges
17 November 2009, Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt
Governments, business, civil society and international organisations have developed a broad variety of initiatives and tools aimed at making the use of ICTs and the Internet greener. This includes using ICT and Internet-based applications to improve environmental performance in buildings and urban
First launched in 2005, Technology Foresight Forums are an annual event organised by the OECD Committee for Information, Computer, and Communications Policy to help identify opportunities and challenges for the Internet Economy posed by technical developments.
Clean technologies and smart ICT applications are key to effectively fight climate change, protect biodiversity and manage our water resources - OECD Ministerial Council Meeting 2009 underscores that “green” and “growth” can go hand-in-hand.
Independent journalism and newspapers play an indispensable role in informing citizens.
The conference aimed to help policy makers understand sensor networks and their potential to help address global challenges. It will explore the conditions for and consequences of innovation in this area including economic aspects, privacy and information security as well as infrastructure issues.
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OECD Conference "ICTs, Environment, Climate Change". Main session messages.
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Summary of OECD Conference "ICTs, the environment and climate change”, Helsingor, Denmark, 27-28 May 2009.
OECD work on Information and communication technologies to improve environmental performance and tackle climate change is a key element to spur green growth in the economic crisis.