No. 9 November 2011

Tackling climate change
Green technology, greener planet

Editorial:

Climate change

Leading by example

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Climate change:

Foreword

Christiana Figueres,
Executive Secretary, United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change

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Climate change:

Coalition on ICT and Climate Change

Coordinating the message on green technology

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A transformative step towards a low‑carbon economy

What ICT can do to make our world more sustainable
Luis Neves, Chairman of the Global e-Sustainability Initiative (GeSI)

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Climate change:

Using radiocommunication to monitor climate

The climate is changing, but what are the trends at the global scale? And how can we monitor the processes that are causing the changes? This article outlines some of the ways that radiocommunication can be used to monitor the Earth'’s climate. In fact, using radiocommunication networks is often the only way to observe and measure the various factors involved.

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New ITU standards for a greener economy

Ahmed Zeddam, Chairman, ITU-T Study Group 5
Keith Dickerson, Chairman, Working Party 3, ITU-–T Study Group 5
Jean-Manuel Canet, Rapporteur, Question 18, ITU-–T Study Group 5

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E-waste: Whose responsibility?

Who can resist the appeal of a sleek new electronic toy? But what happens to the clunky phones, slow computers and bulky television sets that we discard? Electronic devices that run information and communication technologies (ICT) have penetrated every aspect of modern life. When they are no longer wanted, they become what we call in this article “e-waste”.

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A commitment to sustainable development

Huawei’'s green strategy
Kevin Tao, President of Huawei Europe

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Time for coordinated action

Franco Bernabè
CEO and President of Telecom Italia

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Industry commitment

Ray Pinto
Chair Sustainability Taskforce, TechAmerica Europe

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Climate change:

Environmental benefits of a universal mobile charger

How much energy should mobile-phone chargers really consume?
Raffaele Bolla and Roberto Bruschi, University of Genoa and CNIT, Italy
Gianluca Griffa and Flavio Cucchietti, Telecom Italia

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ITU Green Application Challenge 2011

Smart Recycling app wins competition

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Electric vehicles in cities

In the battle against climate change, cities are trying to coax motorists to adapt to electric vehicle technology both for their own vehicles and also for public transport.

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ITU at a glance:

Doha to host ITU Connect Arab Summit

During ITU Telecom World 2011 (Geneva Palexpo, 24–27 October 2011), ITU Secretary-General Dr Hamadoun Touré and Dr Hessa Al-Jaber, Secretary-General of ictQATAR, signed a Host Country Agreement paving the way for the holding of the ITU Connect Arab Summit.

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ITU at a glance:

Ultra high definition television nearing reality

Ultra high definition television (UHDTV) took an important step forward when experts reached agreement in October 2011 on most of the technical characteristics of this new standard for television. UHDTV marks a quantum shift beyond the current standards for high-definition television (HDTV).

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Meeting with the Secretary-General:

Official Visits

During the month of October 2011, courtesy visits were made to ITU Secretary-General Hamadoun I. Touré by the following ministers, ambassadors to the United Nations Office and other international organizations in Geneva, and other important guests.

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Dr Hamadoun I. Touré ITU Secretary-General

Climate change

Leading by example
Foreword

Foreword

Christiana Figueres,
Executive Secretary, United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
Coalition on ICT and Climate Change

Coalition on ICT and Climate Change

Coordinating the message on green technology
A transformative step towards a lowcarbon economy

A transformative step towards a low‑carbon economy

What ICT can do to make our world more sustainable
Luis Neves, Chairman of the Global e-Sustainability Initiative (GeSI)
Satellites are now being used to monitor carbon emissions, the changes occurring in the ice stored in polar caps and glaciers, and the way atmospheric

Using radiocommunication to monitor climate

The climate is changing, but what are the trends at the global scale? And how can we monitor the processes that are causing the changes? This article outlines some of the ways that radiocommunication can be used to monitor the Earth'’s climate. In fact, using radiocommunication networks is often the only way to observe and measure the various factors involved.

Celebrating ITU’s 150 Years

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Pathway for smart sustainable cities:

A guide for city leaders

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Meeting with the Secretary-General:

Official Visits

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Climate change

Leading by example

Foreword

Christiana Figueres,
Executive Secretary, United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change

Coalition on ICT and Climate Change

Coordinating the message on green technology

A transformative step towards a low‑carbon economy

What ICT can do to make our world more sustainable
Luis Neves, Chairman of the Global e-Sustainability Initiative (GeSI)