On 3-4 May 2012, the European Commission organised a two day conference on sustainable ICT, smart grids and smart cities, which was opened by Neelie Kroes, Commission vice-president and Günther Oettinger, commissioner for energy.

The conference brought together policy makers from local and European level and stakeholders such as telecoms companies, energy providers, regulators and consumer organisations.

Participants exchanged ideas on how ICT can help make cities greener. During the panel on ‘integrated urban solution in smart cities and communities’, Barcelona and Eindhoven presented ICT-enabled solutions designed to support them in achieving their Covenant of Mayors commitments. We co-organised and chaired the session on ‘reducing the ICT footprint in cities’, which focused on the other aspect of ICT for sustainability: greening ICT itself. Malmo presented its sustainable ICT plan developed in line with its Green Digital Charter commitments.

Did you miss the conference?  You can now watch the videos and photos of the main sessions online.

See also: Access the Conference materials online