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Greener & smarter ict bahrin(14052012)


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Greener & smarter ict bahrin(14052012)

  1. 1. Arab Republic of Egypt Ministry of communications and Information Technology Kingdom of Bahrain 16th & 17th Of May 2012 The Egyptian Green ICT strategyA Step Towards A Sustainable Future Central Unit for Research, Policies and Strategic Studies Ministry of Communications and Information Technology- Egypt
  2. 2. Strategic Objectives • Contributing to the National Sustainable Development Agenda In Egypt. • Reducing the adverse environmental effects resulting from the expansion in the use of Communications and Information Technology equipments • Exploiting the enabling impact of the communications and information technology in mitigation and adaptation to CC, in other sectors (building, energy, etc...).Page  2
  3. 3. Objectives • Setting fundamentals and national policies for Green ICT. • Bridging the gap between ICT, Environment, policy maker and stakeholders • Raising public and consumer awareness about “ICT& Environment ” threats and opportunities”. • Building capacities and cadres in Green ICT field • Maximizing the diffusion of green ICT between all sectorsPage  3
  4. 4. Work Pillars Raising community awareness Sustainable Egyptian management Green Green of E-waste ICT Procurement strategy Using ICT for Climate change Adaptation & MitigationPage  4
  5. 5. Partners Egyptian Green ICT Committee Government Regional and International OrganizationsPage  5
  6. 6. Partners Egyptian Green ICT Committee Private SectorPage  6
  7. 7. Partners Egyptian Green ICT Committee Non Governmental Organizations Academic institutionsPage  7
  8. 8. 1. Raising Community Awareness Organizing workshops and sessions to raise community awareness about green ICTs (target segments: universities, schools, NGOs, Youth, children) Green ICT Workshops for Children The 5th ITU Symposium on “ICT, the Environment& Climate Change”November,2011 Schools & Universities Awareness CampaignsPage  8
  9. 9. 1. Raising Community AwarenessEgypt’s Green ICT Portal and Info Green ICT Youth –Face book Share Group Guide booklets “Green IT in daily life”Page  9
  10. 10. 2. Sustainable management of E-waste Egypt’s Efforts Legal Measures Trade measures • 1994 - Ratification of Basel Convention. • Identification of used products/articles • 1994 - National Environment Law allowed for import. (amended 2009). • 1995 - Waste Executive Regulations • Continuous determination of industry (amended 2005). needs (secondary raw materials e.g. • 2002 - Waste Identification Act (amended used plastics, paper, glass…) 2009). • 2004 - Ratification of the Ban • Limitation of imports of used e-products. Amendment. • 2004 - Ratification of Bamako • Specific measure to protect local Convention. manufacture of EEE. (quality control, • 2006 - Ratification of hazardous waste efficiency, incentives..…) protocol of Barcelona Convention. • Development of trade policies and regulations. • Egypt commitments at CTE/WTO • Egypt-EU Partnership Agreement/ Egypt- EU Free Trade Agreement.Page  10
  11. 11. 2. Sustainable management of E-waste Egypt’s EffortsE-waste Recycling Activities in Egypt: Company Core business: Refurbishment; re-using; and re- manufacturing ink and toner cartridgesPage  11
  12. 12. 2. Sustainable management of E-waste Egypt’s Efforts EERC: Core business:  Refurbishing process for old ICT products.  Total Recycling / E-Waste Program EERC services:  Complete IT upgrade services  On-site data erasure  Prepare old Equipments to be ready for Recycle  Certified data erasure, packing old equipment.  Environmental secure disposal  Detailed report for every unit showing serial numbers, time,Page  12 economics, process
  13. 13. 2. Sustainable management of E-waste Egypt’s Efforts • Achievements • Next steps State Secretariat of Economic Affairs • TOR of Diagnostic analysis on • Conducting a National E-waste management assessment of E-waste practices on Egypt. management (SECO)/Empa • Road Map for the • Developing Take-back systemWorld Bank implementation of E-waste for E-waste. Pilot Project , including: • developing Egypt’s WEEE • Note on economic incentives for directive growth of E-waste management (for collection, dismantling and recycling of E-waste) • Organizing an Awareness • Collection Strategy campaign on E-waste • Guidelines for the involvement of management. private sector and NGOs in e- waste managementPage  13
  14. 14. 3. Green Procurement • Workshop on green procurements for public sector(MCIT&WB) Achievements • Guidelines booklet on “Green procurement”(MCIT&WB) • Conducting a study for the inclusion of Green Procurement Next steps specification on Purchase orderPage  14
  15. 15. 4.ICT and Climate change adaptation & Mitigation Study on “ICT’s Potential for Energy Saving and GHG Emissions reduction in the Built Environment- Egypt” (MCIT & ITU) Pilot project for retrofitting the lighting system in MCIT premises into energy efficient one Mitigation Pilot project for establishing LEED certified MCIT premises in the New Technological area Climate change Green Business park Developing a guidelines on ‘Best practices for countries Adaptation to use ICT in adapting to the effects of climate change’(MCIT&ITU)Page  15
  16. 16. Green Business Park: Smart Village • Energy Conservation Systems 1 • Solid Waste Management 2 3 • Smart Irrigation System • Air Quality Monitoring (Indoor & Outdoor) 4 • High performance glazing & Shading systems for all 5 building envelope • Building Intensity = 10%, Landscape Areas = 90% 6Page  16
  17. 17. Knowledge sharing/ research& Studies Organizing the 5th ITU Symposium in November 2010 and issuing TheCairo Roadmap on “ICT and Environmental Sustainability” Membership of The Dynamic Coalition on ICT & CC Membership of Joint Coordination Activity on ICT &CC Associate Rapporteur of SG5/Q23 “Using ICTs to enable countries toadapt to climate change “ Conducting an international survey on ‘”the types of ICT and standardsavailable Used to enable countries to adapt to climate change” with the ITU Currently developing a recommendation on “Best practices for the ICTsector and countries on how to adapt to the effects of climate change” anda road map for the adaptation portal.Page  17
  18. 18. Suggestion for cooperation between Arab countries • Organizing Arab forum on “green ICT” 1 • Developing course on E-waste management, Green procurement 2 • Developing diploma on Green ICT 3 • Developing a portal on “Green ICT 4 Arab” 4Page  18
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