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IEEE and Climate Change: Leveraging Global Expertise

March 11, 2022, 4:36pm

How one of the world’s largest professional organizations is helping to advance global sustainability.

Climate change and sustainability are among the most pressing problems of our times. IEEE Fellow Bruno Meyer believes that IEEE has a key role to play in addressing these challenges. As the incoming vice-president of IEEE Technical Activities, Meyer has helped coordinate the work of several IEEE associations toward that end.

Jaafar Elmirghani's Pioneering Contributions in Internet Energy Efficiency and Sustainability Highlighted in the Recent Ofcom Report Internet Futures

July 23, 2021, 4:47pm

We are delighted to announce that the pioneering contributions of our Co-Chair, Prof. Jaafar Elmirghani in Internet Energy Efficiency and Sustainability, have been highlighted in the recent Ofcom report Internet Futures, please see Chapter 4.

The report highlights a very interesting overview of many of the technologies that will shape the Internet in the future.

Jaafar Elmirghani awarded the status of Fellow of the IEEE

February 3, 2021, 8:55am

Professor Jaafar Elmirghani, co-Chair of the IEEE Sustainable ICT Initiative, has been awarded the status of Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) “for contributions to energy efficient communications". Read more at:

Charles Despins thoughts about "Making Information and Communications Technology More Sustainable"

June 27, 2019, 9:58am

Charles Despins, an IEEE Senior member and Co-Chair of the IEEE Sustainable ICT initiative, provided his thoughts about "Making Information and Communications Technology More Sustainable" in a Q&A article. Please read it at:

"A Smart and Sustainable World through ICT" Whitepaper

November 6, 2018, 9:16am

A Smart and Sustainable World through ICT" Whitepaper summarizes the outcomes of the 1st Sustainable ICT Summit in 2017, its recommendations, and the discussions that took place in the technical, economic, social, and policy spheres.

The white paper forms the basis for the 2nd Sustainable ICT Summit, which will be held in June 2019. For more information about the summit, please visit:

Download the white paper now

Four Takeaways From the First IEEE Greening Through ICT Summit

December 20, 2017, 11:11am

The event focused on achieving sustainability through information and communications technology
By Charles Despins - 15 December 2017

Studio Tech Talks: Sections Congress 2017

November 1, 2017, 10:22am

Susan Brooks, Executive Director of the IEEE Communications Society, gives an important presentation on the IEEE Green ICT Intiative and addressing tough social questions during a Studio Tech Talk at the 2017 IEEE Sections Congress in Sydney, Australia.

IEEE Talks Green ICT: Dr. Earl McCune

July 26, 2017, 4:28pm

Dr. Earl McCune is an IEEE Fellow and represents the Microwave Theory and Techniques and Solid State Circuits societies in the IEEE Green ICT Initiative. In his work for the Initiative, McCune has been instrumental in articulating proposals for hardware efficiency improvement standards now under development. He is also a member of the Communications, Vehicular Technology, Aerospace Engineering, and Circuits and Systems societies in IEEE. McCune earned his Ph.D.