ETSI Headquarters, Sophia Antipolis, France - 18 October 2013

Several standards under development to improve environmental impact and energy efficiency of ICT.

ETSI's Workshop on Environmental Impact Assessment and Energy Efficiency, 7-8 October 2013, in Athens, Greece, emphasized how to evaluate and reduce the environmental impact of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT). Studies show that increased deployment of ICT can help reduce harmful emissions and energy consumption in other industries. ETSI Technical Committees are developing standards and solutions for both of these scenarios.

The workshop brought together prominent delegates from industry, research bodies, other standards organizations and government agencies. The presentations and exchanges reflected on the large scope of ongoing activities within ETSI, including the Environmental Engineering (EE) Technical Committee work, and future developments aimed at improving energy efficiency and environmental impact of ICT networks, equipment and house
Several ETSI Industry Specification Groups are also involved in our cluster of activities for Better Living with ICT covering fixed broadband and mobile networks, data centres, as well as in-home devices such as broadband modems.

The workshop was also the opportunity for the technical experts to identify research methodologies used for energy efficiency and environmental impact as well as overlaps and harmonization opportunities in standardization.

The next Environmental Engineering Technical Committee meeting will be held on 21 October, 2013, in Naples, Italy.

The workshop was hosted by the Greek Research & Technology Network (GRNET) and supported by the ECONET project, a European Commission funded research project under the Seventh Framework Programme (FP7).


Ultan Mulligan
Communications Director
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