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Impacts of ICT on energy efficiency: a GeSI perspective

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Published on June 13, 2008

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European Forum "Sharing initiatives for a green and connected city" - 27 May 2008 - Committee of the Regions, Brussels
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Impacts of ICT on energy efficiency: a GeSI perspective SHARING INITIATIVES FOR A GREEN AND CONNECTED CITY Robert Wright Chair, GeSI Public Policy Forum [email_address] http://www.gesi.org/

Global organisation to address sustainability Industry led with NGO support (WWF&CDP) Open to full ICT industry Manufacturers, operators and regional associations Several working groups addressing issues relevant to the triple bottom line What is GeSI? Encourage continual improvement in sustainability management and share best practice

Global organisation to address sustainability

Industry led with NGO support (WWF&CDP)

Open to full ICT industry

Manufacturers, operators and regional associations

Several working groups addressing issues relevant to the triple bottom line

GeSI Members

A GLOBAL STUDY ON THE CARBON IMPACTS AND OPPORTUNITIES OF ICTs GeSI/The Climate Group (McKinsey)

GeSI and The Climate Group – Global Report on “Impact of ICT on Global Carbon Emissions The First Global and definitive Report on both - footprint and enablement Concrete global data on how ICT uses energy: Embedded carbon ICT devices, infrastructures and services (data centres, PCs, software, mobile telephony, IT services and infrastructure) Concrete global date on how ICT can enable lower energy use: Smart grids Smart homes Smart logistics Industrial automation

The First Global and definitive Report on both - footprint and enablement

Concrete global data on how ICT uses energy:

Embedded carbon

ICT devices, infrastructures and services (data centres, PCs, software, mobile telephony, IT services and infrastructure)

Concrete global date on how ICT can enable lower energy use:

Smart grids

Smart homes

Smart logistics

Industrial automation

GLOBAL ICT STUDY: DEFINITIONS OUT OF SCOPE: GAMING, AUDIO, VIDEO, MEDICAL EQUIPMENT WITHIN SCOPE: PATHWAYS TO 2020

OUT OF SCOPE: GAMING, AUDIO, VIDEO, MEDICAL EQUIPMENT

WITHIN SCOPE: PATHWAYS TO 2020

How can ICTs grow the global low carbon economy? How can ICTs enable new opportunities for other sectors ? How can ICTs capture new business opportunities in the low carbon economy How can ICTs help transition to a low carbon economy by 2020? How can ICTs reduce the global carbon footprint? How can ICTs reduce their own carbon footprint?* How can ICTs reduce the footprint of other processes and sectors Key questions that need to be addressed

Identify and use the opportunities To apply the strengths of the ICT sector to enable climate change solutions… To reduce inefficiencies in current products and processes To de-couple economic growth from energy use across the economy through intelligent systems design or through retrofit of existing building, transport and power infrastructure To focus on emerging economies and invest now to prevent locking in carbon-intensive practices and technologies To enable better decision-making and behaviour change through better information provision, feedback and response To enable new low-carbon ways of working and living through collaborations with other sectors

To apply the strengths of the ICT sector to enable climate change solutions…

To reduce inefficiencies in current products and processes

To de-couple economic growth from energy use across the economy through intelligent systems design or through retrofit of existing building, transport and power infrastructure

To focus on emerging economies and invest now to prevent locking in carbon-intensive practices and technologies

To enable better decision-making and behaviour change through better information provision, feedback and response

To enable new low-carbon ways of working and living through collaborations with other sectors

Conclusions The ICT sector must continue to apply BAT to manage its own footprint – for example: Energy Star, EuP Directive Climate Savers Computing Initiative: voluntary programme to improve energy efficiency of computing by 50% by 2010 But we now must also focus and ramp up our efforts on how we can apply ICT for enabling a lower carbon economy that leads to sustainable growth – for example: Smart grids in India Motor optimisation in China Smart Buildings and smart logistics in US and EU The ICT sector is already delivering the technology to support a low carbon economy: policy makers are now stepping up – for example: The EU Commission’s new Communication on ICT and energy efficiency adopted on May 13th A partnership is needed between ICT-politicians-NGOs- society to realise the above opportunities

The ICT sector must continue to apply BAT to manage its own footprint – for example:

Energy Star, EuP Directive

Climate Savers Computing Initiative: voluntary programme to improve energy efficiency of computing by 50% by 2010

But we now must also focus and ramp up our efforts on how we can apply ICT for enabling a lower carbon economy that leads to sustainable growth – for example:

Smart grids in India

Motor optimisation in China

Smart Buildings and smart logistics in US and EU

The ICT sector is already delivering the technology to support a low carbon economy: policy makers are now stepping up – for example:

The EU Commission’s new Communication on ICT and energy efficiency adopted on May 13th

A partnership is needed between ICT-politicians-NGOs- society to realise the above opportunities

How do we do this Agree and close the loop on the data case of ICT and carbon: GeSI study; EU Commission study etc … and Move On! Link the environmental with the social and economic case for supporting ICT for a low carbon economy The positive impact of ICT for enabling a low carbon economy must be measurable , replicable and feasible All parts of the Commission must understand the positive potential of ICT - - loud and clear message from the ICT sector Identify public policy measures that can assist with the replicability and feasibility of ICT enablement, such as : Awareness raising; Research into innovation and ICT for low carbon (FP7); Support ICT for eco-design of buildings, e.g smart metering Use standardisation to support ICT for low carbon economy Increase access to enabling technology: broadband, wireless, telephony, virtual presence.

Agree and close the loop on the data case of ICT and carbon: GeSI study; EU Commission study etc … and Move On!

Link the environmental with the social and economic case for supporting ICT for a low carbon economy

The positive impact of ICT for enabling a low carbon economy must be measurable , replicable and feasible

All parts of the Commission must understand the positive potential of ICT - - loud and clear message from the ICT sector

Identify public policy measures that can assist with the replicability and feasibility of ICT enablement, such as :

Awareness raising;

Research into innovation and ICT for low carbon (FP7);

Support ICT for eco-design of buildings, e.g smart metering

Use standardisation to support ICT for low carbon economy

Increase access to enabling technology: broadband, wireless, telephony, virtual presence.

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