IEEE Green ICT Opens Doors to Connected World Sustainability With Inaugural Summit

Greening through ICT Summit in Paris addresses achieving sustainability by identifying and overcoming key technological, commercial, and public policy challenges

PISCATAWAY, N.J.--()--IEEE, the world’s largest professional organization dedicated to advancing technology for humanity, today announced its inaugural Greening through ICT Summit (GtICT) will be held in Paris, France on 25 May 2017. Co-located with the IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC) being held May 21 – 25, 2017, GtICT’s theme is “Sustainability in a Connected World.”

“The objective of the Summit is to address the technological, commercial and public policy challenges that must be overcome to achieve sustainability in our increasingly connected world,” said Jaafar Elmirghani, co-chair, IEEE Green Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) Initiative. “This is not only a networking event, but also a platform for education, with ICT researchers, practitioners, technology providers, the standardization community, and policy influencers and decision-makers converging in Paris. We’ll explore where ICT is used as a tool for enhancing environmental and societal functions, as well as improving energy efficiency, carbon footprint, and life cycle management of ICT itself.”

ICT is transforming all spheres of human activity and creating a paradigm shift on par with the industrial revolution. A key tool in the fight against climate change, ICT holds the potential to eliminate 20 percent of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions by 2030. More broadly, with its ability to reconcile socioeconomic benefits with positive environmental impacts, ICT has emerged as the 21st century’s potential primary driver of sustainable development.

The GtICT program will delve into a wide array of topics, activities, and viewpoints, including:

  • Government: Exploring challenges of ICT as a driver of sustainability through digital economy strategies, regulatory and technology adoption policies and their impact in the fight against climate change;
  • ICT industry: Investigating the challenges in creating energy efficient and low-carbon ICT infrastructures as well as improving management of technology life cycles;
  • Vertical markets: Examining obstacles in realizing the paradigm shift of ICT-driven societal transformations to achieve greater sustainability; and
  • Open discussions between all Summit participants in a very friendly and open atmosphere to define actions towards a Green ICT vision and conclude with a statement on a sustainable future through ICT

The IEEE Green ICT Initiative also invites all young professionals to join it at the Greening through ICT Summit and to participate in its first IEEE Young Professional Green ICT Idea Competition. Focusing on generating new greening ICT concepts and ideas, the competition’s ultimate goal is to both create sustainable ICT and enable transformative change across society. Young professionals are encouraged to submit ideas, creative solutions, and innovative visions, from which select contributions will be shared with the world as the voice of young professionals in the Summit’s declaration.

For more information on the Greening through ICT Summit and to register, please visit

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IEEE Green ICT hosts its inaugural Greening through ICT Summit in Paris, France on 25 May 2017 to address achieving sustainability in a connected world.


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Amy Foschetti, +1-704-443-1396