Green Standards Week set for Beijing, 22-26 September 2014

Focus on “Setting the Vision for Smart Sustainable Cities”

Geneva, 25 July 2014 – The Fourth ITU Green Standards Week is set to feature Green ICT as a catalyst in achieving a sustainable, resource-efficient economy, promoting e-waste management, examining human exposure to electromagnetic fields (EMFs), and exploring how ICTs can contribute to building smart, sustainable cities.

The Green Standards Week is being organized by ITU and hosted by Huawei in Beijing, China, 22-26 September 2014, in close cooperation with the China Academy of Telecommunication Research (CATR), a wing of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT), Government of the People’s Republic of China along with sponsors such as China Telecom, FiberHome and Fujitsu.

The event’s agenda includes a High-Level Forum on “Setting the Vision for Smart Sustainable Cities”. It will be held in conjunction with the Regional meeting of ITU-T Study Group 5 Regional Group for Asia and the Pacific, which will take place on 26 September 2014.

Green Standards Week is free of charge and open to all interested parties.

What: 

ITU Green Standards Week 2014

When: 

22-26 September 2014

Where: 

Xiyuan Hotel, Hongyun Hall, Beijing, China

Why: 

To promote green ICTs as a catalyst to achieve sustainable development: promoting e-waste management, examining human exposure to electromagnetic fields (EMFs), and exploring how ICTs can help build smart, sustainable cities.

Who: 

Representatives of government, the private sector, international organizations, non-governmental organizations, standards development organizations, smart city planners, engineers and designers, and ICT- and environment-focused industry associations and forums.

About ITU

ITU is the leading United Nations agency for information and communication technology. For nearly 150 years, ITU has coordinated the shared global use of the radio spectrum, promoted international cooperation in assigning satellite orbits, worked to improve communication infrastructure in the developing world, and established the worldwide standards that foster seamless interconnection of a vast range of communications systems. From broadband networks to new-generation wireless technologies, aeronautical and maritime navigation, radio astronomy, satellite-based meteorology and converging fixed-mobile phone, Internet and broadcasting technologies, ITU is committed to connecting the world.