High Level Event
ICT4EE: The Key Event on ICT for Energy Efficiency
The second edition of the High Level event on ICT for Energy Efficiency was
organised by the European Commission's Information Society and Media
Directorate-General, in cooperation with the Spanish Presidency of the European
This event took place on February 23rd and 24th 2010 in Brussels gathering policy makers and experts on the ICT for Energy Efficiency field through
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Objective: The path towards a sustainable society
After the ICT4EE 2009 High Level Event which aimed to accord visibility to the potential of ICTs in enabling energy efficiency, this 2010 event aimed to become a vehicle to drive progress in the transition to an energy-efficient and low-carbon economy following the terms of the "Recommendation C(2009) 7604" adopted by the European Commission on October 9th 2009.
Through the Recommendation, the Commission called on the ICT sector to agree on
common methodologies for measuring energy consumption and carbon emissions by
Furthermore, addressing EU Member States and the ICT sector, it aims to unlock energy efficiency potential through more public-private partnership initiatives and also through partnerships between the ICT industry and defined strategic sectors.
- Developing systemic metrics to measure progress towards sustainability for the ICT sector and Society as a whole
- Establishing the centrality ICT to the sustainable Smart-city model
- Expanding the role of ICT in the future energy market & infrastructures (smart metering and smart grids)
- Inducing behavioural changes and opening sustainable choices through ICT
- Supporting the role of ICT in reducing carbon emissions and energy consumption of freight logistics and transport operations
- Building on the potential of ICT for the sustainable management of non-renewable resources
- Promoting the importance of training professionals on "ICT and use of energy" in critical sectors
Who attended the event?
The protagonists were Member States, local/regional Authorities, ICT industry, energy-intensive industry (construction, transport, manufacturing, power distribution and lighting) and civil society.
This event was targeted to policy and business decision-makers in the field of ICT for Energy Efficiency, including also researchers and engineers interested
in shaping Europe's industrial and technological future.