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.
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.
This workshop, organised jointly by the World Bank/infoDev and the OECD, aims to share and highlight best practices in coherent approaches to meeting development objectives.
The purpose of the workshop is to bring together European and national officials who are involved in the implementation of Directive 2006/123 EC on services in the internal market. The workshop will take place on 11-12 June 2009 at the European Institute of Public Administration in Maastricht (NL).