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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:

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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.

Enabling Sustainability in an Interconnected World

November 7, 2016, 4:08pm

As part of a multidisciplinary panel, Dr. Charles Despins, Green ICT Initiative co-Chair, contributed to a 2014 report by the Council of Canadian Academies (CCA), which had been commissioned by the Government in Canada on "Enabling Sustainability in an Interconnected World". The report was produced with a focus on Canada but most of its observations are still applicable to many countries. The report’s interplay between technologists of different fields as well as sociologists can illustrate how IEEE members and others stakeholders can actively participate in the Green ICT Initiative.

Making the Future TTM conference

September 8, 2016, 9:52am

IEEE Life Fellow Doug Zuckerman chairs the IEEE Future Directions’ flagship Technology Time Machine conference this year in San Diego, on 20-21 October 2016, hosted by IEEE Region 6. In this Q&A, he provides insights into the conference’s purpose, program and value propositions.

Cloud computing and the urgent mission of green ICT

September 7, 2016, 4:47pm

The link to the published article in Cloud Tech is here:

By Dr. Burak Kantarci, 15 March 2016