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How can ICTs slow down global warming, improve environmental performance and spearhead the economic recovery?
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Innovation in ICTs is key to achieving ambitious CO2 emissions reductions. At the UN Climate Change talks in Barcelona - four weeks ahead of COP15 - the OECD, ITU, GeSI and international partners discuss how ICTs can help combat global warming.
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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
In 2008 the term “cloud computing” became fashionable as a way to refer to a number of interlinked information technology trends. Both the promise of cloud computing and the policy issues it raises were the subject of the 2009 Technology Foresight Forum.
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.
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.