ITU Green Standards Week
ITU is organizing the third Green Standards Week from 16 to 20 September 2013 in Madrid, Spain, which will be hosted by Telefónica.
The Green Standards Week will bring together leading specialists in the field, from top policy-makers to engineers, designers, planners, government officials, regulators, academia, standards experts and others.
The main purpose is to raise awareness of the importance and opportunities of using ICT standards to build a green economy and shape smart sustainable cities.
On behalf of ITU and Telefónica, we are glad to welcome you to the 3rd ITU Green Standards Week.
The event is set to tackle an agenda featuring ‘Smart Sustainable Cities’, e-waste, mobile device eco-rating schemes, and climate monitoring and disaster warning using submarine communications networks.
Cities are the hubs of innovation that drive economic development, but, particularly in the early years of a city’s growth, urbanization can have adverse effects on the health of the environment and, consequently, that of citizens.
Governments, businesses and technologists are devising ways to encourage a 21st-century brand of urbanization that leverages ICTs to match technological and economic progress with improvements in environmental sustainability and social wellbeing. Standardization is a means through which to ensure that smart-city breakthroughs become accessible to all cities around the world.
In an accompanying exhibition, this year’s attendees can immerse themselves in a smart miniature city of the future.
Get ready to innovate today for a sustainable tomorrow!