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ITU ponders systematic standards review in light of climate change

| January 11, 2008 | 0 Comments

In a statement to the UN Conference on Climate Change in Bali, Indonesia, the ITU outlined a list of activities aimed at enhancing its efforts to combat global warming. Among the list, the ITU says its Telecommunications Standardization Advisory Group (TSAG) strongly backs the hosting of an international symposium that will call for a systematic […]

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Green Telecom briefs – 11 January 2008

| January 11, 2008 | 0 Comments

CES urges visitors to offset emissions: In addition to a commitment to offset the environment impact of the show through donations to renewable-energy, energy-efficiency and reforestation efforts, organizers for this year’s 2008 International CES (Consumer Electronics Show) is urging visitors to the show to offset the carbon footprint of travelling to the event.

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Norway’s Telenor and 12 peers form partnership to fight climate change

| January 11, 2008 | 0 Comments

Norwegian operator, Telenor, and 12 global corporations headquartered in Norway, will collaborate on a project called KlimaGevinst or “Climate benefit,” to make the country’s businesses a leader in reducing greenhouse gas emissions. “Telenor want to contribute to combat climate change

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BT talks green

| January 10, 2008 | 2 Comments

British Telecom can be seen as a clear leader in the fight against climate change, both within and outside the telecom sector. The company has embarked on a major companywide movement to reduce carbon emissions, implemented policies to reduce travel, and recently announced plans to spend some £250 million to build wind farms to supply […]

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2007 Review: the year IT and telecoms woke up to climate change

| January 5, 2008 | 0 Comments

Comment by Tony Chan 2007 was a historic year for the energy sector and its increasingly related half-sister – climate change. It was the year that Al Gore received a Nobel Peace Prize for his documentary film (and worldwide lecture tours) on the pending threat of climate change, a year when the price of oil […]

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Green Telecom survey: Asian telcos unprepared for the carbon challenge

| January 2, 2008 | 0 Comments

It is clear from our first Green Telecom survey on climate change awareness in the Asia Pacific telecoms sector that, with the exception of a few leaders, the majority of operators in the region have yet to adopt any policy whatsoever to tackle what has been described as the greatest crisis facing human kind. The […]

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Business leaders call on UN to develop legally-binding framework to tackle climate change

| December 20, 2007 | 0 Comments
Business leaders call on UN to develop legally-binding framework to tackle climate change

Senior executives from 150 global companies have signed a communiqué to the United Nations calling for a comprehensive, legally-binding framework to combat climate change. Led by The Prince of Wales’s UK and EU Corporate Leaders Groups on Climate Change, which are developed and run by the University of Cambridge Programme for Industry, the communiqué was […]

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