28 Oct '11, 5pm

UN stresses ICT’s role in energy sustainability

SANTA CLARA, Calif.--The United Nations' Global Compact Lead Ole Lund Hansen has stressed the importance of sustainability, while calling on information and communications technology (ICT) companies to align strategies in order to promote better energy efficiency. Speaking at ARM TechCon in Santa Clara, Hansen said that while the developed world was still pushing forward with a technological revolution, that revolution had yet to solve some of the earth’s more serious challenges, including starvation, lack of potable water for up to a billion people and waste absorption. The lack of sustainable energy for all, he said, was also rapidly becoming a UN priority in a world filled with energy poverty. To address the issue, the UN has launched the Sustainable Energy for All initiative aimed to engage not only governments, but also the private sector and civil society partners to...

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