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On 27-28 May 2009 the Danish Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation hosted a high-level OECD Conference on how Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) can improve environmental performance and mitigate climate change in all sectors of the economy. The theme of “Green ICTs” was discussed in the context of the economic crisis and the role of innovation for green growth.
Outcomes were reflected in the OECD Ministerial Declaration on Green Growth, June 2009. They will be particularly relevant in the context of the United Nations Climate Change Conference, 7-18 December 2009 in Copenhagen, Denmark (COP15).
The Conference developed themes from the OECD Workshop on ICTs and Environmental Challenges, Copenhagen, May 2008 and the OECD Ministerial Meeting on the Future of the Internet Economy, Seoul, June 2008.
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OECD Secretary-General, Angel Gurría, and Danish Minister for Science, Technology and Innovation, Helge Sander, opened the conference. Over 200 policy makers, representatives from business and civil society, and academic experts advanced the policy agenda on ICTs to improve environmental performance and combat climate change. The over 50 speakers and moderators included:
Esko Aho, Executive Vice President, Nokia; Former Prime Minister of Finland
Rob Bernard, Chief Environmental Strategist, Microsoft
Deborah Estrin, Director, Centre for Embedded Networked Sensing, University of California, Los Angeles (United States)
Zeina Al-Hajj, Head International Toxics and Electronics Campaign, Greenpeace International
Botaro Hirosaki, Senior Executive Vice President, NEC
Larry Hirst, Chairman Europe, Middle East & Africa, IBM
Taegun Hyung, Commissioner, Korea Communications Commission
Ed Mayo, Chief Executive, Consumer Focus (United Kingdom)
Jens Moberg, CEO, Better Place Denmark
Russell Pullan, Director New Energy & Clean Technology Ventures, Nomura International
Jeannette M. Wing, Assistant Director, National Science Foundation (United States)
For a complete list of speakers, see the conference proceedings.
Mr Graham Vickery
OECD, Head of Information Economy Group
Graham.Vickery [at] oecd.org
Mr Henrik Kjaer
Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation,
National IT and Telecom Agency
hkj [at] itst.dk
Mr Arthur Mickoleit
OECD, Policy Analyst
Arthur.Mickoleit [at] oecd.org