The aim is to forge consensus among industry stakeholders on the adoption of a common methodological framework for capturing the energy intensity and carbon emissions of ICT. The workshop will take stock from the progress made under the main existing methodology-development initiatives in Europe and globally (international standardisation organizations, ICT4EE Forum, privately-led initiatives, third-countries…). The workshop will explore piloting opportunities offered by the Commission to road-test the methodologies fulfilling the criteria set in the Commission Recommendation C(2009) 7604, and Key Action 12 of the Digital Agenda.
Introductory Keynote -State of Play
- EC Expert Group on ICT4EE: Kevin Houston
Environmental Footprint of Products and Companies – The broader European Commission Framework
Objective: Present the industry-wide methodological framework developed by the JRC to measure the environmental footprint of products and organizations. Present the cooperation with DG INFSO to ensure the coherence between the industry-wide and the ICT-specific approach.
- Michele Galatola, Policy Officer, DG Environment
International Standardisation efforts
Objective: Provide an overview of international standardisation efforts in the field and show the cooperation to make a coherent and compatible set of methodologies covering energy consumption and GHG emissions for the entire ICT sector, its global operations and LCA of its products and services.
- Cristina Bueti, Programme Coordinator, ITU-T Study Group 5 Question 18/5 on Methodology of Environmental Impact Assessment of ICT
- Osamu Namikawa, IEC Technical Committee 111, Environmental Standardization for Electrical and Electronic Products and Systems
- Beniamino Gorini, chairman ETSI Technical Committee Environmental Engineering
Linking ICT efforts and industry-wide initiatives
- Andie Stephens, GeSI/WBCSD/Carbon Trust initiative on the ICT specific guidance for the GHG Protocol
Delivering a methodological framework for the ICT sector
Objective: Present the plans of the ICT4EE Forum to integrate the various international standardisation efforts and related initiatives into a coherent methodological framework to measure the energy consumption and GHG emissions of the ICT sector.
- Takuya Fukumoto, ICT4EE Forum
Objective: Provide the opportunity to the audience to address questions to the speakers and the session chair to draw some conclusions.
- Moderator: EC Expert Group on ICT4EE: Simon Forge
The European Commission Plans to pilot methodologies
Objective: Official launch of the call for pilots. Expectations from the EC. Timings, expected results.
- Colette Maloney, Head of Unit, ICT for Sustainable Growth, DG INFSO
Objective: Provide the opportunity to the audience to address questions to the speakers, enable companies to present and discuss their intention to participate to the pilots and the content of what they would test out.
- Moderators: EC Expert Group on ICT4EE: Kevin Houston and Simon Forge
Workshop links and documents
- European Commission DG INFSO Environmental Footprint of ICT
- DG ENV Corporate Environmental Footprint
- DG ENV Environmental Footprint of Products
- ETSI Technical Committee Environmental Engineering
- GeSI/WBCSD/Carbon Trust Initiative
- ICT4EE Forum
- IEC Technical Committee 111, Environmental Standardization for Electrical and Electronic Products and Systems
- ITU-T Joint Coordination Activity on ICT and Climate Change
- ITU-T Study Group 5 on Environment and Climate Change
Session organiser: Pierre CHASTANET (European Commission – DG INFSO, ICT for Sustainable Growth, Belgium)