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Invitation

Invitation

ITU symposium on Green ICT: last call!
A unique international event in 2012

Prompt is pleased to invite you to the International Telecommunications Union’s (ITU) 7th Symposium on ICTs, the Environment and Climate Change, from May 29th to 31st 2012 in Montreal. Since 2008, this United Nations organization has been mobilizing the international ICT sector in order to address the Green ICT challenge, which offers an essentially untapped opportunity of 800 billion dollars annually in energy efficiency and of the elimination of 15% of the world's greenhouse gas emissions.

This seventh symposium on climate change follows the successful series of events held between 2008 and 2011 in Kyoto, London, Quito, Seoul, Cairo and Accra.

The Montreal Symposium, the ITU’s first in North America, promises to be a seminal event, and will bring together hundreds of participants from around the globe to discuss Green ICT issues over three days.

Prompt therefore invites the ICT and environmental communities to participate in this landmark event!

WHERE: The event will be held on the premises of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) headquarters, another United Nations agency, in downtown Montreal.
999 University Street Montreal (QC) Canada

WHEN: May 29th to 31st, 2012


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»  View the detailed program

»  View the event's Web page

»  Learn more about the ITU's ICT and climate change initiatives

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Matters of vital importance

Under the theme “Greening ICT. Greening through ICT.”, the Montreal symposium will focus on the design and use of ICT as a solution having an equally positive effect on the environment and climate change, and on the social and economic development of societies worldwide.

Topics to be discussed will include:


• Green next-generation networks
• Smart grids, smart cities
• Mitigation and adaptation to climate change
• e-waste management
• Disaster preparedness and emergency communications
• Methodologies for the environmental impact assessment of ICTs
• Challenges and opportunities in the transition to a green and resource-efficient economy

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World Café @ 7th ITU Symposium

The World Café: Networking, Sharing Ideas, Generating New Green Solutions

Delegates and guests will be given the opportunity to socialize in the World Café’s warm and relaxing environment, which is an effective way to stimulate dynamic conversation. An array of small discussion tables will facilitate everyone’s active participation, and foster the emergence of creative ideas linked to ICT, the environment and climate change.

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