ETSI, the European Telecommunications Standards Institute, produces globally-applicable standards for Information and Communications Technologies (ICT), including fixed, mobile, radio, converged, broadcast and Internet technologies. Our standards enable the technologies on which business and society rely. For example, ETSI standards for GSM™, DECT™, Smart Cards and electronic signatures have helped to revolutionize modern life all over the world.
The EURECA project tackles the lack of knowledge and awareness on how to identify and procure environmentally sound and sustainable data centres. The work will encompass solutions for pre-commercial procurement (PCP) and procurement of innovative solutions (PPI). This will be achieved by consolidating recognised and emerging benchmark criteria into an easy-to-use tool that can be deployed and used by non-experts.
The Greenhouse Gas Protocol provides standards, guidance, tools, and trainings for business and government leaders to quantify and manage GHG emissions and become more efficient, resilient, and prosperous.
The Green Digital Charter is a declaration committing cities to working together to deliver on the EU climate objectives through the use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT). It therefore promotes progress in tackling climate change through the innovative use of digital technologies in cities. The Charter is currently signed by 50 major European cities and is open to local authorities regardless of the stage of implementation of their energy and climate policies.
Green IT Amsterdam makes the energy transition possible with IT for the Amsterdam region. Our mission is to scout, test and showcase innovative IT solutions for increasing energy efficiency and decreasing carbon emissions. As our society is constantly relying more and more on IT, urgency for sustainability keeps increasing. Moreover, IT can play a key role in making the change from fossil energy into renewable energy, the energy of the future and for the future.
The IEA examines the full spectrum of energy issues including oil, gas and coal supply and demand, renewable energy technologies, electricity markets, energy efficiency, access to energy, demand side management and much more. Through its work, the IEA advocates policies that will enhance the reliability, affordability and sustainability of energy in its 29 member countries and beyond. Today, the IEA is at the heart of global dialogue on energy, providing authoritative analysis through a wide range of publications, including the flagship World Energy Outlook and the IEA Market Reports; data and statistics, such as Key World Energy Statistics and the Monthly Oil Data Service; and a series of training and capacity building workshops, presentations, and resources.
The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) is a specialized agency of the United Nations that is responsible for issues that concern information and communication technologies (ICT). ITU membership reads like a Who's Who of the ICT sector, being unique among United Nations agencies in having both public and private sector membership. So in addition to the 193 Member States, ITU membership includes ICT regulators, many leading academic institutions and some 700 tech companies.
The Mobile and Distributed Systems Laboratory (MDSLab) group conducts advanced ICT research studying parallel and distributed systems. In particular reseach topics include cloud computing, Internet of Things (IoT), ad-hoc networks, grid computing, middleware, modeling&performance evaluation, multimedia streaming, QoS management in wireless systems, RFID, security, trusted computing, sensor networks, software engineering, etc.
multEE is a Horizon 2020 project that aims to improve the consistency and quality of energy efficiency policy planning and implementation through the introduction of innovative monitoring and verification (M&V) schemes, as well as through the improvement of vertical coordination between different administrative levels.
Roadmaps for Energy (R4E) is an EU funded project under the Horizon 2020 programme that aims to develop a new type of energy strategy through visions and roadmaps for the 8 partner cities, in co-creation with relevant local stakeholders. The project focuses on three areas within the domain of sustainable energy that are closely linked to the municipalities main responsibilities: