Information Systems for Environmental Sustainability

IT, Resource Productivity, Environmental Preservation, and the Fourth Industrial Revolution

OECD Conference: ICTs, the Environment and Climate Change, May 2009

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Last month, OECD brought together policy makers and industry to discuss issues at the nexus of ICT and environmental sustainability.

In the opening address of the conference, OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurria said: “imagine a web page that tells you how much energy your home is using in realtime and suggests how you can reduce your energy use and save money.”

Videos here and highlights below:

The paradox is that … just 10% of the current policy and research initiatives are focused on the enabling effects of ICT and 90% are primarily focused on the energy efficiency of ICT itself.
Martin Curley, Global Director of IT Innovation and Director Intel Labs Europe.

There are alot of savings embedded in behavioral changes.
Michael Moesgaard, CIO, DONG Energy

Green technologies will transform our society, but we are just at the beginning. Our Internet economy holds promising solutions to even the most biggest environmental challenges.
Angel Gurria, OECD Secretary-General


Author: nigelpm

Associate Professor of Information Systems, Stephen M. Ross School of Business, University of Michigan - Helping organizations to navigate digital transformation.

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