Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Educating ICT Professionals on Energy Efficiency

Symposium on Sustainability of the Internet and ICTThe University of Melbourne will be hosting a Symposium on Sustainability of the Internet and ICT, November 25 & 26, 2008. I will be talking about Educating ICT Professionals on Energy Efficiency:
ICT is both part of the problem and part of the solution to climate change. However, ICT professionals need to be made aware of the contribution of ICT to carbon emissions and training on how technology can reduce those emissions.

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. ICT professionals at the Australian National University set up a special interest group of the ACS to look at the issues and plan future measures. This work and questions about the extent, form and scope of the education and certification of ICT practitioners, in Australia and internationally, are discussed.

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