Ministry of Communications and Information Technology
3 November 2022
MCIT, ITU Take Global Lead on Green DX at COP 27

‘Tutorial on ITU Standards related to Green Digital Transformation; Role of ICT Sector in Reducing GHG Emissions Globally’

The International Telecommunication Union (ITU), together with the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT) are organizing a “Tutorial on ITU Standards related to Green Digital Transformation; the Role of the ICT Sector in Reducing Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions Globally” as part of the agenda of the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 27).
The Tutorial will take place on November 17 at 04:30-05:30 PM at MCIT Pavilion in the Green Zone, and it will be streamed online via:
The session will provide an overview of how the ICT sector can significantly help achieve climate goals by enabling green and digital transitions, developing innovative solutions to drive sustainable digital transformation globally, decreasing its own emissions, and helping support other sectors in reducing GHG emissions.
The Tutorial will serve as a platform for presenting and discussing key international standards such as those developed by the ITU. Critical resources including ITU-T L.1480 Enabling the Net Zero transition: Assessing how the use of ICT solutions impacts GHG emissions of other sectors, and ITU-T L.1470 Greenhouse gas emissions trajectories for the ICT sector compatible with the UNFCCC Paris Agreement will be explored.
The session will bring together leading specialists in the ICT sector, top policymakers, standards experts and other key stakeholders to share their expertise and jointly discuss the role of ICTs and digital technologies in achieving net zero carbon.
COP 27 is hosted in the green city of Sharm El-Sheikh, on November 6-18, marking the 30th anniversary of the adoption of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). The Conference seeks to accelerate global climate action, including emissions reduction, scaled-up adaptation efforts, and enhanced flows of appropriate finance. It provides an opportunity to showcase unity against an existential threat that humanity can only overcome through concerted action and effective implementation.
Taking on the role of COP 27 president, Egypt has identified a range of topics focused on enhancing implementation and raising ambition on a broad range of issues related to climate change. The country has further designated several thematic days for focused discussions, including through side events, panel discussions, roundtables, and other interactive formats to deliberate on and share with the wider audience.
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