ITU SG5 Meeting to Hold

The meeting of the Study Group (SG5) Environment, Climate Change and Circular Economy, organized by the Telecommunication Standardization Sector at the International Telecommunication Union (ITU-T), will be held on May 13-22, in Geneva, Switzerland.

ITU-T study groups assemble experts from around the world to develop international standards known as ITU-T Recommendations, which act as defining elements in the global infrastructure of ICTs.

SG5 is responsible for studies on methodologies for evaluating ICT effects on climate change and publishing guidelines for using ICTs in an eco-friendly way. Under its environmental mandate, SG5 is also responsible for studying design methodologies to reduce ICTs and e-waste’s adverse environmental effects, for example, through recycling ICT facilities and equipment.

ITU, the United Nations’ specialized agency for information and communication technologies (ICTs), was founded in 1865. It facilitates international connectivity in communications networks, allocates global radio spectrum and satellite orbits, develops the technical standards that ensure networks and technologies seamlessly interconnect, and strives to improve access to ICTs to underserved communities worldwide.

Source: Ministry of Communications and Information Technology