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How can the public sector drive innovation, through its purchasing power? The EURECA project is designed to provide support for EU public sector organisation to engage in innovation procurement for environmentally sound data centre products and services.
About the event
On Thursday 8 February will be held the 14th EURECA workshop in London (University Square Stratford) and will bring together key public and private sector European experts to discuss innovation in public sector digital infrastructures and energy efficiency. The event is suitable for C-level ICT executives, IT managers, policy-makers, energy managers, datacentre managers, procurement professionals and researchers.
Download the full agenda at EURECA Workshop_London 2018_UEL_Flyer
Those who attend any four sessions will receive an official EURECA training certificate.
Contact Dr. Rabih Bashroush, EURECA Project Coordinator
- Phone: +44 208 223 6515
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
About the project
The EURECA project is currently supporting consolidation, new build and retrofit datacentre projects in various European countries, with focus on public procurement for innovation (PPI). Additionnally, EURECA is supporting the development of European standards, best practices and polices related to energy efficiency in data centres and green public procurement by providing the scientific evidence and data.
Discarded electronic equipment (phones, laptops, fridges, sensors, TVs etc.) contain substances that pose considerable environmental and health risks, especially if treated inadequately. Most e-waste is not treated through appropriate recycling chains and methods. At the same time, e-waste streams challenge the efforts towards a circular economy as valuable and scarce resources are wasted.
The recently released Global E-waste Monitor 2017 provided the most comprehensive overview of global e-waste statistics and an unprecedented level of detail, including an overview of the magnitude of the e-waste problem in different regions.
Definition : Electronic waste, or e-waste, refers to all items of electrical and electronical equipment (EEE) and its part that have been discarded by its owners as waste without the intent of re-use.
The report highlights the need for a better e-waste data and information for policymakers to track progress, identify the need for action, and to achieve sustainable development, including the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
What can cities do about it? Read about Malmö, the Swedish city procuring environmentally-labelled IT equipments at http://bit.ly/2mfE30c
Access the full report on the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) website at https://www.itu.int/en/ITU-D/Climate-Change/Pages/Global-E-waste-Monitor-2017.aspx.