Room J (Bordiau Hall, ground floor), 16/06/2011 (10:00-13:30)
The aim is to forge consensus among industry stakeholders on the adoption of a common methodological framework for capturing the energy intensity and carbon emissions of ICT.
The workshop will take stock from the progress made under the main existing methodology-development initiatives in Europe and globally (international standardisation organizations, ICT4EE Forum, privately-led initiatives, third-countries...).
The workshop will explore piloting opportunities offered by the Commission to road-test the methodologies fulfilling the criteria set in the Commission Recommendation C(2009) 7604 , and Key Action 69  of the Digital Agenda.
Introductory Keynote -State of Play
Environmental Footprint of Products and Companies – The broader European Commission Framework
Objective: Present the industry-wide methodological framework developed by the JRC to measure the environmental footprint of products and organizations. Present the cooperation with DG INFSO to ensure the coherence between the industry-wide and the ICT-specific approach.
International Standardisation efforts
Objective: Provide an overview of international standardisation efforts in the field and show the cooperation to make a coherent and compatible set of methodologies covering energy consumption and GHG emissions for the entire ICT sector, its global operations and LCA of its products and services.
Linking ICT efforts and industry-wide initiatives
Delivering a methodological framework for the ICT sector
Objective: Present the plans of the ICT4EE Forum to integrate the various international standardisation efforts and related initiatives into a coherent methodological framework to measure the energy consumption and GHG emissions of the ICT sector.
Objective: Provide the opportunity to the audience to address questions to the speakers and the session chair to draw some conclusions.
The European Commission Plans to pilot methodologies
Objective: Official launch of the call for pilots. Expectations from the EC. Timings, expected results.
Objective: Provide the opportunity to the audience to address questions to the speakers, enable companies to present and discuss their intention to participate to the pilots and the content of what they would test out.
Session organiser: Pierre CHASTANET (European Commission - DG INFSO, ICT for Sustainable Growth, Belgium)
Chair: Kevin HOUSTON (Carbon Masters, United Kingdom), Simon FORGE (SCF Associates Ltd, United Kingdom)