Friday, October 05, 2007

ICT for Reducing Australian Carbon Emissions

I will be talking on "ICT for Reducing Australian Carbon Emissions: One Computer at a Time" at a UniSA/ACS “Greening Your IT Seminar” in Adelaide 12 November 2007. This is a slightly more practical talk than the one to the Influence 2007 Forum. Outline:

A study sponsored by the Australian Computer Society has shown that computers and telecommunications equipment in Australia generated 7.94Mt of carbon dioxide in 2005, 1.52% of national emissions. Some practical steps which can be taken by organisations and individual IT professionals will be discussed, including thin client computers, wireless hand held devices and web application design. It is argued that companies and individual ICT professionals can make a difference in their design and purchasing decisions.



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