Event

Seventh ITU Symposium on ICTs, the Environment and Climate Change

This symposium, organized by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and the Government of Canada, aims to raise awareness of the role of information and communication technologies (ICTs) in climate change mitigation and adaptation, thereby advancing the “green ICT” agenda. Among other things, it will provide an avenue to explore how advanced technologies can improve the environmental sustainability of the ICT sector itself. The symposium is part of ITU's activities in the lead up to the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD, or Rio+20), highlighting the importance of ICTs as enablers of environmentally-sustainable economic development.  

dates: 29-31 May 2012   venue: International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) headquarters   location: Montreal, Canada   contact: Toby Johnson   phone: +41 22 730 5877   fax: +41 79 249 4868   e-mail: toby.johnson@itu.int   www: http://www.itu.int/net/pressoffice/press_releases/2012/Advisory-06.aspx