New ITU work supports environmental sustainability of 5G systems

ITU-T Study Group 5 invites contributions to emerging study of 5G environmental requirements Geneva, 15 June 2017 – ITU’s standardization expert group for ‘environment and circular economy’, ITU-T Study Group 5, is inviting contributions to its emerging study of the environmental…

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3-5 April, Manizales, Colombia: 7th ITU Green Standards Week to explore Circular Economy and Smart Sustainable Cities

3-5 April, Manizales, Colombia: 7th ITU Green Standards Week to explore Circular Economy and Smart Sustainable Cities

  The 7th ITU Green Standards Week (GSW-17) will explore the policies, standards and best practices required to transition to resource-efficient Circular Economy and Smart Sustainable Cities. Highlights of GSW-17 will include the presentation of the ASIET Digital Cities 2017…

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ITU Blog: ICTs use a lot of energy. What’s your organization’s ICT footprint?

Today’s digital transformation is said to have a positive effect on the environment, however, information and communication technologies (ICTs) require lots of energy. Today, almost 10% of all energy used and 4% of carbon emissions in the environment are calculated…

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5-9 September: 6th ITU Green Standards Week to focus on Smart Sustainable Cities

5-9 September: 6th ITU Green Standards Week to focus on Smart Sustainable Cities

The 6th ITU Green Standards Week (GSW) will explore the importance of technical standardization in enabling the transition to Smart Sustainable Cities. In preparation for the upcoming Habitat III, participants will work towards the agreement of a declaration highlighting the…

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Submarine comms cables for climate monitoring and disaster warning: New publications from ITU/WMO/UNESCO-IOC Joint Task Force

A new ITU/WMO/UNESCO-IOC study has analyzed potential sources of funding for the use of submarine communications cables in ocean and climate monitoring and disaster warning, finding that the most promising sources of funding appear to be in select development banks,…

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New ITU standard for city-level assessment of ICT environmental impact

ITU members have approved a new standard to assess the environmental impacts of cities attributable to information and communication technologies (ICTs). The internationally agreed methodology provides cities with a uniform means of quantifying ICTs’ energy consumption and greenhouse gas (GHG)…

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