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IEEE talks on The Institute: Jaafar Elmirghani

March 8th, 2018

Jaafar Elmirghani, Co-Chair of the IEEE Green ICT Initiative, appeared in the January 12, 2018 edition of The Institute on January 12, 2018. IEEE Green ICT Initiative seeks to reduce the technology’s impact on the environment. That is the impetus of green ICT—making this technology more energy efficient and thus reducing its carbon footprint. This principle, plus one that would use ICT to “green” other areas, were the central ideas of the IEEE Greening Through ICT Summit, held in October in Paris.

Jaafar Elmirghani Talks Greening Information And Computing Technologies

February 23rd, 2018

Jaafar Elmirghani, Co-Chair of the IEEE Green ICT Initiative, appears in a discussion on the ECN website with Associate Editor Jennifer DeLaOsa. In this interview, Dr. Elmirghani discusses the major takeaways from the IEEE Green ICT Initiative’s global conference, Greening through ICT Summit (GtICT)—“Sustainability in a Connected World”—in Paris, October 3, 2017.

Dr. Earl Mccune elevated to IEEE Fellow

November 21st, 2017

The IEEE Green ICT Initiative congratulates Dr. Earl McCune on his elevation to IEEE Fellow effective 1 January 2018, for leadership in polar modulation circuits and signals.

Each year, following a rigorous evaluation procedure, the IEEE Fellow Committee recommends a select group of recipients for elevation to IEEE Fellow. Less than 0.1% of voting members are selected annually for this member grade elevation.

Winners of the IEEE Young Professional Green ICT Idea Competition

September 8th, 2017

The IEEE Green ICT Initiative would like to congratulate the winners of the IEEE Young Professional Green ICT Idea Competition

  • Hasan Farooq and Ali Imran, USA


  • Alis Daniela Torres, Spain


Why ubiquitous broadband and green ICT go hand-in-hand

August 21st, 2017

Charles Despins, Co-Chair for the IEEE Green ICT Initiative, has published an interesting article in the Aug. 15, 2017 issue of SmartCitiesDive Magazine advocating that city planners, managers, citizens and other stakeholders should recognize broadband as essential infrastructure, just like water and power.  They should leverage its contribution to economic development, a clean environment and healthy social fabrics, particularly when globalization and shifts in traditional manufacturing paradigms put their communities at risk.

For our future, be fearless and limitless —A lesson learnt from a 12 Year-old Girl

July 26th, 2017

By Dr. Yaning Zou, Green ICT initiative volunteer


Since the announcement of the young professionals Green ICT competition, we have received many brilliant ideas from all over the world. Good news, our young engineers do care about our planet and our future!

Designing the Green Internet On-Line Course

July 6th, 2017

Designing the Green Internet

Energy efficient design of access, backbone and the Cloud

Course recording made available on-demand for 15 days only.  

Course Run Time:  6 hours, 13 minutes

Instructor: Fabrizio Granelli


Is it true that the Internet consumes more than 3% of all energy in World?

New Realities – Augmented and Virtual – For ICT Sustainability

June 14th, 2017

Jaafar Elmirghani, one of the 3 Co-Chairs for the IEEE Green ICT Initiative, has published an interesting article in the June’17 issue of ECN Magazine Tech Focus on Going Green that discusses how emerging consumer services may give end-users a role in greening the world.

Sustainable ICT magazine approved for Phase 1 submission

May 23rd, 2017

On May 24th 2017, the ComSoc Board of Governors (BoG) approved for phase 1 submission the Green ICT initiative's proposal for a magazine on "Sustainable ICT".

As per the initiative's multi-Society mission statement, ComSoc is sharing the new publication's technical and financial sponsorship with other IEEE Societies.

What role does ICT play in sustainable development? Quel rôle joue les TIC dans le développement durable?

May 15th, 2017

Charles Despins, Dean of Research at the École de technologie supérieure in Montréal and co-chair of the IEEE Green ICT Initiative is featured in this month’s Smart City Mag in France.