New Global e-Sustainability (GeSI) study provides methodology to evaluate carbon-reducing potential of ICT

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New Global e-Sustainability (GeSI) study provides methodology to evaluate carbon-reducing potential of ICT

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Today the Global e-Sustainability Initiative (GeSI) released a new study with a methodology for evaluating the carbon-reducing potential of ICT. Much has been written about the capacity for ICT to enable a low-carbon economy. The study, “Evaluating the carbon-reducing impacts of ICT: An assessment methodology” aims to provide businesses, policy makers and the ICT industry with a common yardstick for assessing carbon emissions savings arising from ICT-based solutions such as smart motors, smart logistics, smart buildings, and smart power grids.

GeSI is an international partnership of information and communications technology (ICT) companies including Microsoft, and is focused on creating and promoting technologies and practices that foster economic, environmental, and social sustainability. The methodology was created through collaboration with industry, the International Telecommunication Union and other experts, and the report includes case-studies showing the assessment tool in action. An online tutorial provides a resource for guidance on using the methodology to calculate the likely climate impact of a new ICT application.

Joan Krajewski, General Manager of Safety, Compliance and Sustainability at Microsoft, serves as the ICT Enablement Study Team Chair for GeSI. In her forward to the study, Joan states: Joan Krajewski (MSCIS)_edited

“This report contributes to realizing ICT’s promise through the establishment of a consistent methodology and roadmap for assessing ICT’s low carbon enablement capacity. The ICT Enablement Methodology proposed in this report provides immediate guidance on the process of identifying and quantifying the effects of implementing an ICT solution. With its focus on simplifying assessment via a generally-applicable approach, diverse members of the ICT industry, businesses and policy makers should find this methodology a practical guide for tackling the assessment process. Moreover, through the widespread adoption of the proposed approach to assessment, the industry will move toward greater alignment in its evaluations and communications of the positive benefits of ICT. “

To download the study and learn more about the methodology, visit www.GeSI.org.

 

 

 

 

Joan Krajewski, General Manager of Safety, Compliance

and Sustainability at Microsoft, and chair of

ICT Enablement Study Team Chair for GeSI

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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