Workshop on Greening the Future: Bridging the Standardization Gap on Environmental Sustainability

3 Oct 2013 - 4 Oct 2013
Colombo, Sri Lanka

This workshop aims at raising awareness of the importance and opportunities of using Information and Communications Technology (ICT) standards to foster green growth and sustainable development in the Asia-Pacific region. The first day of the workshop presents major contributions made by the ICT sector to the creation of a low carbon economy, to environmental sustainability and to the development of smart sustainable cities. The second day of the workshop consists of a technical session to provide an overview of how green ICT standards are being developed and how they can be implemented at the national level. This technical session also presents some key International Telecommunication Union (ITU) recommendations related to ICTs, environment and climate change.

UN Organisation(s): 
Telecommunications Regulatory Commission of Sri Lanka