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April 2022

Webinar on Green Networking in B5G

10:00am to 11:30am

View Replay of Webinar on Green Networking in B5G

The 6G Flagship held a free webinar on 14 April 2022 (10-11:30am EDT) on Green Networking in B5G.

Abstract:  Network traffic grows at a rate of 30% to 40% per year, doubling every two years. Traffic growth is outpacing the efficiency gains made by new hardware. If no action is taken quickly, the amount of power used will rise to unsustainable levels.

The webinar discussed the sustainability problems that current communications systems confront. Then, introduced several initiatives to realize the goal of green communication networks, data centers, and edge processing. Finally, the panel discussd how ICT might help green various industries.

January 2022

Webinar on Sustainable Information and Communications Technology (ICT)

9:00am to 10:00am

"Energy Conservation and Emission Reduction in the 5G/6G Era"

Sustainability is gaining importance worldwide, so also in the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) sector. Several studies have been published showing the positive sustainability impacts ICT solutions may have, and during the Covid-19 pandemic it has been demonstrated how ICT solutions such as remote working, video meetings, etc, have been instrumental for keeping businesses and societies going, thereby proving these solutions work for real. But we must not forget the sustainability of ICT itself, and in particular the radio access networks providing nationwide access to the ICT services. Energy efficiency have been in focus there for a long time, the latest generation 5G that currently is being rolled out is the most energy efficient ever, and the development continues towards 5.5G and 6G.

November 2021

Webinar on Sustainable Information and Communications Technology (ICT)

9:00am to 10:00am

"Communications in the 2030s - Objectives of Sustainability on the Path to 6G"

Sustainable development goals and objectives of societal, economic and environmental sustainability have become a priority worldwide. The ICT sector will need to contribute in a special way to help achieve objectives of sustainability because information and communication network technologies of the future will have positive enabling impact across industry sectors.

September 2021

Webinar on Sustainable Information and Communications Technology (ICT)

9:00am to 10:00am

“The Role of AI, Communication and Transactive Energy Systems in Sustainability”

Renewable energy resources are underutilized worldwide, regardless of geography or economy. This is partly due to the challenge of integrating a large number of small-scale, distributed renewable energy generators to the utility power grid; and partly due to the intermittency and cost of such resources. Please visit our webinar page for more information.

June 2021

Webinar on Sustainability within the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) industry

9:00am to 10:00am

SubClimate change and telecommunications

Technology improves lives, saves lives & enables sustainable living, but does it cost the planet? I will highlight some of the actions that are being taken to ensure this is not the case, and identify the open problems that we face. Please visit our webinar page for more information.

May 2021

Webinar on Sustainability within the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) industry

9:00am to 10:00am

IEEE is pleased to announce the first of a series of webinars that will focus on Sustainability within the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) industry. Join Luis Neves, CEO of Global Enabling Sustainability Initiative (GeSi), a recognized expert in the field of ICT-sustainability, and an influential speaker in the industry is kicking of IEEEs Sustainable ICT Webinar series on 4 May, 2021 from 9:00am—10:00am EDT. Please visit our webinar page for more information.

April 2021

Climate Change Roundtable

2:00pm to 3:30pm

The upcoming Climate Change Roundtable is a complimentary special 90-minute, virtual event that will be held on 30 April 2021. During this event, our two Keynote Speakers (Charles Despins and Jaafar Elmirghani) and invited panelists (Louise Krug, Luis Neves, and Volker Ziegler) will comment on climate change and associated threats, discuss potential ideas for resolutions, and highlight developments/initiatives that help contribute to the goal of combating climate change.

For more information and to register, go to If you cannot attend the live roundtable, please register to access the on demand recording at your convenience.

June 2019

2019 IEEE Sustainability through ICT Summit

June 18, 2019, 9:00am to June 19, 2019, 11:00pm

The 2019 IEEE Sustainability through ICT Summit (StICT), in its second edition, will be held on 18-19 June 2019 at the ETS campus in Montreal. Under the theme of “ICT - A Key Driver for Sustainability,” the Summit promotes a holistic approach on prospects for technologies, standards and policies for ICT-enabled sustainable development that also takes into consideration the sustainability of ICT resources.

The summit is sponsored by the IEEE Sustainable ICT Initiative. For more information, visit ...

October 2018

IEEE Future Directions - Technology Time Machine Symposium

October 31, 2018, 12:15am to November 1, 2018, 11:30pm

Please visit to learn more about this conference.

Jaafar Elmirghani, IEEE Sustainable ICT Initiative Co-Chair, talked about Sustainable ICT and Sustainability through ICT. Please view the to IEEETV video recording of Jaafar's talk:

In addition please view, the IEEE 2018 TTM closing panel, which covers sustainability, education, the future of IEEE and industry needs:

September 2018

IEEE 5G Learning Series- Bay Area: Energy Efficiency Edition

8:00am to 6:00pm

The IEEE 5G Initiative & the local, national, & globally awarded SFBAC (combined Santa Clara Valley, San Francisco, & Oakland/East Bay) IEEE Power Electronics Society (PELS) are pleased to invite you to a very special event. We are hosting a full-day event titled: The 1st IEEE 5G Energy Efficiency Tutorial. This unique program will bring together some of the best and brightest in the world of telecommunications, information computing technologies, and network power to bring a special focus on one of the most important, yet underappreciated aspects of the next generation cellular network, which are the major paradigm shifts in the architecting, distribution, and utilization of energy in every aspect of the network.