Khaled KOUBAA Arab World Internet Institute www.aw2i.org Internet and Climate Change
<ul><li>Internet Access Growth  </li></ul><ul><li>CO2 Emission </li></ul><ul><li>Internet as cause </li></ul><ul><li>Power...
Internet Access  Growth By 2011, over 550 Millions  broadband   users
Internet  Layers
An Always On, Always Connected Broadband World
Estimated distribution of global CO2 emissions from ICTs
The  Future :  All  IP  Addressable
Relationship between bit-rate and power consumption
IT Devices growth
Internet as a cause of Climate Change <ul><li>The major contribution of Internet to climate change comes from the prolifer...
The solution <ul><li>It is important to back up technical solutions with regulatory pressure and more industry participati...
<ul><li>Climate Savers </li></ul><ul><li>ITU  </li></ul><ul><li>Google </li></ul>Cases Studies of Internet Industry in the...
Climate Savers <ul><li>The Initiative was started in the spirit of World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Climate Savers program which ...
<ul><li>Climate Savers Catalog </li></ul>
ITU <ul><li>Objective 1: Develop a knowledge base and repository on the relation between ICTs and climate change </li></ul...
ITU
Google <ul><li>Google committments : </li></ul><ul><li>Renewable Energy Cheaper Than Coal </li></ul><ul><li>Reducing Googl...
Google Project Google filed a patent application for a “water-based data center” detailing a floating data center, complet...
Recommandations <ul><li>The implementation of pilot projects in partnership with the civil society to raise awareness abou...
<ul><li>Thank you </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>
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Climate change & Internet

  1. 1. Khaled KOUBAA Arab World Internet Institute www.aw2i.org Internet and Climate Change
  2. 2. <ul><li>Internet Access Growth </li></ul><ul><li>CO2 Emission </li></ul><ul><li>Internet as cause </li></ul><ul><li>Power consumption </li></ul><ul><li>The solution </li></ul><ul><li>Cases studies </li></ul><ul><li>Recommandations </li></ul>
  3. 3. Internet Access Growth By 2011, over 550 Millions broadband users
  4. 4. Internet Layers
  5. 5. An Always On, Always Connected Broadband World
  6. 6. Estimated distribution of global CO2 emissions from ICTs
  7. 7. The Future : All IP Addressable
  8. 8. Relationship between bit-rate and power consumption
  9. 9. IT Devices growth
  10. 10. Internet as a cause of Climate Change <ul><li>The major contribution of Internet to climate change comes from the proliferation of user devices, all of which need power. </li></ul><ul><li>Devices acquire more processing power, their requirements for power and for cooling, also rise. </li></ul><ul><li>An increasing percentage of ICT usage might be regarded as “unnecessary”, in the sense that it is spam email, SMS and voice calls, or the storage rather than deletion of old material. </li></ul>
  11. 11. The solution <ul><li>It is important to back up technical solutions with regulatory pressure and more industry participation </li></ul><ul><li>European Union, codes of conduct for power saving have been developed for devices ( external power supplies, broadband equipment, data centres, etc ). </li></ul><ul><li>For broadband equipment it is estimated that current trends will foresee a level of demand of up to 50 Terawatt hours by 2015, but this could be halved by implementation of the broadband code of conduct. </li></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li>Climate Savers </li></ul><ul><li>ITU </li></ul><ul><li>Google </li></ul>Cases Studies of Internet Industry in the Climate change activism :
  13. 13. Climate Savers <ul><li>The Initiative was started in the spirit of World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Climate Savers program which has mobilized over a dozen companies since 1999 to cut carbon dioxide emissions, demonstrating that reducing emissions is good business. </li></ul><ul><li>P articipants in the Climate Savers Computing Initiative : computer and component manufacturers commit to producing products that meet specified power-efficiency targets, and individuals, businesses and organizations commit to purchasing power-efficient computing products. </li></ul><ul><li>By 2010, the initiative seeks to reduce global CO2 emissions from the operation of computers by 54 million tons per year, equivalent to the annual output of 11 million cars or 20 coal-fired power plants. This effort will lead to a 50 percent reduction in power consumption by computers by 2010, and committed participants could collectively save $5.5 billion in energy costs. </li></ul>
  14. 14. <ul><li>Climate Savers Catalog </li></ul>
  15. 15. ITU <ul><li>Objective 1: Develop a knowledge base and repository on the relation between ICTs and climate change </li></ul><ul><li>Objective 2: ITU as a strategic leader on ICTs and climate change </li></ul><ul><li>Objective 3: Promote a global understanding of the relation between ICTs and climate change </li></ul><ul><li>Objective 4: Achieve a climateneutral ITU within three years </li></ul>
  16. 16. ITU
  17. 17. Google <ul><li>Google committments : </li></ul><ul><li>Renewable Energy Cheaper Than Coal </li></ul><ul><li>Reducing Google Carbon Footprint </li></ul><ul><li>Advancing Green Technology </li></ul><ul><li>Advocating Public Policy </li></ul><ul><li>Helping our Users </li></ul><ul><li>Commitment to Sustainable Computing </li></ul>
  18. 18. Google Project Google filed a patent application for a “water-based data center” detailing a floating data center, complete with an energy supply fed by a wave-powered generator system , and a wind-powered cooling system using sea water
  19. 19. Recommandations <ul><li>The implementation of pilot projects in partnership with the civil society to raise awareness about ICT Energy waste. </li></ul><ul><li>Using the new Internet Social Networking community to disseminate environmental information to keep people informed of the health and environmental impact of using ICT equipment, and of the means of minimizing the resulting risks. </li></ul><ul><li>The production and dissemination of scientific periodicals, in Arabic, focusing on health and environmental risks associated with ICT. </li></ul>
  20. 20. <ul><li>Thank you </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>

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