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Brussels for ITC foot XDATE: Jan 17 2019
LOCATION: @ The Egg in Brussels, Belgium
TIME: From 11:00 AM to 4.30 PM
THEME: Building an eco-friendly Green ICT Market as the lasting legacy of ICTFOOTPRINT.eu
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ICTFOOTPRINT.eu event is co-located with Connected Smart Cities & Communities Conference (organised by OASC)

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Purpose & Scope

The ICTFOOTPRINT.eu final event is thought of to consider as both a policy-oriented event, to showcase the results of the ICTFOOTPRINT.eu final policy roadmap deliverable as well as a chance to showcase all of the results achieved during the 36-month duration of the project. Based on the collaboration with AGIT for the workshop in Paris as well as the workshop in Amsterdam a global setting on discussing ICT Green issues is timely.

The day will also bring out insights around providing sound recommendations for energy-efficient ICT digital services that will contribute to the goals of the Paris Agreement. The study should analyse and propose future research priorities, ways to implement green public procurement of digital services also including data centres, and ways to stimulate the provisioning of eco-friendly cloud services. The latter is linked to a new study opened by the EC DG Connect Software & Services unit [1] that aims to have a study on energy-efficient cloud computing technologies & policies for an eco-friendly cloud market. The results of our day could contribute to supporting this study.

The day will be a chance to peruse the assets of ICTFOOTPRINT namely:

Who should attend?

Innovators, ICT intensive SMEs wishing to become Green ICT friendly, Public administrations researchers, larger organisations policy makers and funding agencies looking to assess future priorities and challenges in Green ICT.

Key Benefits?

Participants will find out what Green ICT is all about and gain valuable insights on current research priorities and potential opportunities in the area of ICT energy efficiency and sustainability. The event will bring together a reputable group of expert opinion leaders who are knowledgeable about IT resource efficiency and green ICT, and a heterogeneous audience providing the perfect occasion for networking and to share experiences. Best practices and innovative solutions will be showcased completing the offerings of the final event. From the event, you can:

  1. Develop your organisation’s Green ICT assessment with our ICTFOOTPRINTeu Light Certification Scheme;
  2. Grab the opportunity to become a member on our ICTFOOTPRINT.eu marketplace as a buyer or seller and become part of our green ICT growing community
  3. Gain a whole new understanding of why Green ICT should become your priority & how it can be affordable for SMEs;
  4. Learn about tools and products on the market in Europe today that are providing Green ICT products.
  5. Contribute to the Policy Dialogue around Green IT & ICT.

The Agenda (Draft)

Thursday, 17th January 2019
Time Description Speaker
09:00-10:30 Registration & keynote presentation at OASC Opening Plenary OASC Plenary Speakers
10:30-11:00 Networking Coffee – in synchronisation with OASC networking
11:00-11:15 Welcome & ICTFOOTPRINT.eu Main Achievements Silvana Muscella – ICTFOOTPRINT.eu project coordinator & Trust-IT Services CEO
11:15-11:30 TBD Svetoslav Mihaylov – European Commission Project Officer H5 of ICTFOOTPRINT.eu
11:30-11:45 EUROCITIES & The Green Digital Charter TBC
11:45-12:00 Key insights from ICTFOOTPRINT.eu Policy Action Plan & Sustainability Roadmap Frédéric CroisonDeloitte Sustainability
12:00-12:20 #Europematters report “Europe 2030 – Towards a renewed European social contract

Dharmendra KananiFriends of Europe

12:20-12:30 OASC & Green IT TBD – OASC representative
12:30-13:30 Networking Lunch – in synchronisation with OASC networking
13:30-14:30 Panel Discussion 1 – David WallomOxford e-Research Centre

TBD (Panellists & Moderator)

14:35-15:35 Panel Discussion 2 TBD (Panellists)

– Rosario PiazzeseIFGICT

Moderator: Frédéric CroisonDeloitte Sustainability

15:45-16:00 Wrap-up & Conclusions TBD
16:15 Close

Venue & Pratical Info

The event will take place at The Egg Brussels (Rue Bara, 175 – 1070 Brussels), situated in the heart of Europe’s capital city in walking distance from the South Station (SNCB, Thalys, Eurostar). We will welcome you at the lobby, at which time you will present your ID to the front desk staff to receive your visitor badge.

ictfootprint certificateICTFOOTPRINT.eu is proud to announce that it was made a member of the IFGICT: International Federation of Global & Green Information Communication Technology this week in recognition of its endeavours to favour the uptake of green technology in ICT.

IFGIT is a not for profit registered federation in the US and shortlisted by UNFCCC – CDM (United Nations United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change – Clean Development Mechanism) as a Certified Service Provider for the provision of consultancy, training and implementation of efficient technology in the information and communication technology sector.  IFGIT’s vision is to award internationally recognized, credentials of excellence for ICT and business technology development world-wide, through standardization, accreditation and validation of training and professional development services.

As IFGIT is a US organization, this is a positive sign that ICTFOOTPRINT.eu is not only grabbing attention for its commitment to promoting green ICT policy and technology from stakeholders in Europe. but on the other side of the Atlantic too!

May a fruitful collaboration ensue.

This article was originally published on the European Energy Innovation (communication n°2, winter 2017).

ICTfootprint.eu

ICTFOOTPRINT.eu – The first marketplace to showcase European ICT excellence in energy efficiency

Information and Communications Technology (ICT) has become part of our daily life, with a massive influence on society, environment and its future.

We are so used to living in our smart-hyper-connected world that we take for granted a number of digital-comforts unimaginable only a few years ago.

The good news is that ICT is one of the most powerful instruments for tackling today’s environmental threats including climate change and exhaustion of resources: ICT-enabled solutions could cut the projected 2020 global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 16.5%.1 The bad news is that ICT is responsible for almost 10% of all energy used and 4% of carbon emissions, comparable to the aviation industry. With the Fourth Industrial Revolution in its infancy, the demands of energy and resources for computing systems, data centres, networks and the supporting e-infrastructures are growing exponentially.

Making ICT greener is no simple matter as it involves different disciplines and requires innovative solutions for improved energy efficiency. Following the AAA (Assess, Analyse, Act) paradigm, before reducing ICT’s environmental impact, it must be measured. Performing an orthodox Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) is complex, costly and time consuming. It may require months and hundreds of thousands euros. The big ICT players include environmental friendliness in their core strategy and investment for ethical reasons and public image concerns.

For SMEs it’s a whole different story. Most of them simply lack the basic knowledge or awareness to address the problem; they would not be able to afford an LCA and would have difficulty finding their way in the jungle of calculation methodologies and energy efficient solutions.

With over 10 million ICT intensive SMEs in Europe, this would be a missed opportunity for a healthier environment and for SMEs to improve their competitiveness, increase their energy efficiency & lower their bills. Endless options are available to those who want to join the ICT energy efficiency quest: making them accessible is ICTFOOTPRINT.eu’s mission.

ICTFOOTPRINT.eu is the one-stop-shop for SMEs to improve their ICT energy efficiency, becoming more competitive while reducing their environmental impact and their electricity bills.

Assess the GHG emissions and energy consumption of your products, services and organisation in a quick and simple process, at no cost: Get your personalised report with ICTFOOTPRINT.eu’s Self Assessment Tools SAT-S and SAT-O, ready at the end of 2017, to accompany you through a simplified ICT carbon footprint calculation, following standard methodologies, best-practices and algorithms whose complexity is made transparent for the users.

Analyse the sustainable ICT landscape: join the community and follow the ICTFOOTPRINT.eu webinars to get practical guides & insights from highly qualified experts in the Sustainable ICT sector. Get inspired by the Success Stories of your peers getting ICT energy savings & carbon footprint reduction. Find your way around ICT footprint calculation methodologies with our dynamic Map of ICT methodologies, with 20 downloadable fact-sheets and understandable summaries for non-expert ICT professionals.

Act: drop by the ICTFOOTPRINT.eu marketplace: you will find a wealth of solutions from certified sellers helping you improve your ICT energy efficiency. Think about joining the marketplace as a buyer or seller and give yourself greater visibility with an international market with a community of over 2,500 likeminded players in the field. An influential, international External Advisory Group supports ICTFOOTPRINT.eu that can also provide strategic guidance or outreach support on any products or services you may have.Let us know if you have some interesting stories to showcase and drop us a line at: contact@ictfootprint.eu

ICTFOOTPRINT.eu helps you becoming energy efficient in ICT.


Project Partners:
Trust-IT Services Ltd UK, Deloitte Sustainability,
FR & EUROCITIES, BE.

Project Coordinator:
Silvana Muscella : s.muscella@trust-itservices.com

Contact details:
Web: https://ictfootprint.eu/
Email: contact@ictfootprint.eu
Twitter: https://twitter.com/ICTFOOTPRINTeu
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ictfootprinteu/


Disclaimer:
© 2017 ICTFOOTPRINT.eu – ICTFOOTPRINT.eu has received funding from the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Grant Agreement no 690911. The content of this website does not represent the opinion of the European Commission, and the European Commission is not responsible for any use that might be made of such.

[This article was originally published on ICTFOOTPRINT.eu website]

Last week ICTFOOTPRINT.eu attended SMARTGREENS 2017, in Porto, Portugal, a conference that brought together researchers, designers, developers and practitioners interested in the advances and applications in Smart Cities, Green Information and Communication Technologies, Sustainability, Energy Aware Systems and Technologies.

This provided an excellent forum to showcase the project with an exhibition booth, where SMARTGREENS attendees got more detailed information about ICTFOOTPRINT.eu services, represented by Trust-IT Services (project coordinator) and EUROCITIES (project partner).

Smart cities as a key factor in ICT sustainability

Nantes-green-presentationA  20 minute presentation on “green insights” was also given explaining how ICTFOOTPRINT.eu services help cities reducing their ICT carbon footprint, by making informed decisions on how to make their ICT services sustainable and energy efficient.

The audience was made aware of why “green IT” is important for cities and why they have a key role in making the ICT sector more sustainable. ICT can save up to €600 billion & decrease 15% of carbon emissions in 2020, by becoming energy efficient (The Climate Group). Cities contribute to 70% of the world’s greenhouse gases (GHG), where +50% World Population lives.

Thanks to a policy of ‘low-carbon’ eco-labeled  IT equipment, Malmo city saved over 500.000 € in one year, while Linkoping decreased energy consumption by 30% (80.000 €).

In addition, some cities favouring green IT ecosystems, such as Nantes (France), where the city has organised demos of green IT projects, developed a Green Code Lab and a global eco-design certificate for an energy-efficient website, among other examples.

Getting familiar with tools & services for sustainability in ICT sector

Attendees were also made aware of ICTFOOTPRINT.eu tools which have been carefully developed to face the most common reasons why organisations do not become sustainable in ICT: lack of knowledge and expertise, lack of time, and low awareness of the benefits.

The Webinars give training and information to those who do not  have expertise and want to make their organisation more sustainable. The free marketplace is the online meeting point to find sustainable ICT suppliers with services and products that help stakeholders achieve lower levels of ICT carbon footprint.

The Self-Assessment Tool for ICT Services, known as SAT-S is a useful, free, quick and easy-to-use tool to calculate the carbon footprint of ICT services, which helps users make informed decisions on how to make their ICT services sustainable and energy efficient. The multilingual online help-desk (English, French, Spanish, Italian & German) gives customised support on sustainable ICT standards.

New audiences to promote energy efficiency in ICT

ICTFOOTPRINT.eu is happy to have showcased the project to new audiences and to find new synergies with different stakeholders, from researchers to Standard Development Organisations, which will support Europe in becoming more sustainable in its ICT.

Download the ICTFOOTPRINT.eu presentation here

Get the ICTFOOTPRINT.eu Flyer customised for Cities & Public Administrators here

Access the photo gallery on Flickr