Auditorium 2000, 27/09/2010 (14:00-15:30)
This session aims to address ambitious policies and targets to be achieved for improving energy efficiency, by presenting the contribution that Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) can make to enable a sustainable, low carbon society.
The speakers will focus on how ICT can contribute to reshaping the demand side of our energy-dependant society, reducing energy consumption and subsequently CO2 emissions in key sectors of the economy such as energy, buildings and construction, transport and logistics, as well as in the public sector, in cities and urban areas.
The presentations will address the "two sides" of ICT: ICT itself, a small but very visible energy consumer and ICT as an enabler to improve energy efficiency across the economy, opening the floor for discussions on:
• Making the ICT sector more energy-efficient: to agree on, to adopt and to implement common methodologies for measuring energy consumption and carbon footprints, to set targets and to benchmark progress.
• Innovative ICT solutions to drive the transition to a low carbon economy: to develop ICT solutions that are reliable, comparable and transparent in terms of energy-efficiency gains they enable.
Chair: Daciana SARBU (European Parliament)
Session organiser: Patricia ARSENE (European Commission , Directorate General Information Society and Media, Unit H4 - ICT for Sustainable Growth, Belgium)