The Teachers

Jean Manuel CANET is a Senior Manager in charge of Climate and Biodiversity in the CSR Department of Orange Group. He has developed an expertise in the assessment of the environmental impact of ICT goods, services and organizations. He earlier led numerous projects to assess and reduce GHG emissions related to IT, for customers such as the European Parliament, France Télévisions or Zurich Financial Services. He serves as Vice-Chairman of ITU-T SG5 and Co-Rapporteur of the “Climate change and assessment of digital technologies in the framework of the SDGs and the Paris Agreement” question. He served as a member of the Advisory Panel of the UNFCCC “Momentum for Change” initiative. Jean-Manuel graduated from Télécom ParisTech and the MBA Programme of the “Collège des Ingénieurs”. He holds a certificate in carbon accountancy from the French National Agency for Energy and Environment and a certificate in carbon finance from Carbone 4 Academy.

Rosie McDONALD is a Climate Change Officer within the ITU's Telecommunication Development Bureau. She supports ITU’s efforts in green digital transformation by providing research, tools and capacity building to address environmental challenges related to climate change and e-waste. Her work focuses on e-waste data and statistics capacity building activities as part of the Global E-waste Statistics Partnership (GESP), as well as monitoring greenhouse gas emissions and climate commitments of the ICT industry. Prior to ITU, her work focused on greenhouse gas modelling for the land use, land use change and forestry (LULUCF) sector of the UK national greenhouse gas inventory. Within a higher education setting, she has experience of working in widening participation, STEM enrichment and teaching environmental statistics and GIS. She holds a PhD in Environment Sciences from the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology and an MSc in Environmental Protection and Management from The University of Edinburgh (UK).

The Class

The information and communication technology (ICT) sector plays a critical role in global climate adaptation and mitigation efforts. However, the sector accounts for 2-3% of total global energy consumption. The ICT sector is committed to reduce it owns emission. This class will provide an overview of the standardization activities and best practices for companies to report on greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions to reach net zero. The class will support the International Telecommunication Union (ITU)’s pillar on ICT sector GHG emissions and reinforce the Calls to Action surfaced at UNFCCC COP28, under the Green Digital Action track.

When & Where?

Wednesday 6th December at 10AM CET (check your time zone).

Online videoconference Zoom.

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