Monday, April 18, 2011

Green ICT Application Challenge

 Call for Concept Papers for ITU’s Green ICT Application Challenge
As the leading United Nations Agency for Information and Communication Technology (ICT), the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) plays a leading role in developing an integrated approach to the relation between ICTs and climate change.

Climate change and environmental sustainability are multi-faceted challenges that call for a wide range of responses. As a unique intergovernmental organization with participation from the private sector, ITU is a major facilitator of initiatives to speed-up reductions in ICT-related GHG emission and promotion of energy efficiency.

What is the Challenge about? 

ITU is hosting a Green ICT Application Challenge to find the best and most innovative Concept Paper for an ICT application that would help combat climate change. Topics of interest for this Challenge include, but are not limited to:
  • Mitigation of climate change through energy efficiency in sectors such as smart buildings, intelligent transportation systems, smart homes, etc.
  • Community engagement
  • Eco-design
  • Monitoring climate change
  • Measurement of GHG emissions
  • Adaptation to climate change (e.g. use of applications for emergency telecommunications and alerting systems for disaster relief)
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