During the Sustainable Energy Week a session was arranged by GeSI where the role of ICT was discussed. I have to say that I was pleasantly surprised by the consensus that it is time to move the focus from the 1-4% of the CO2 that the ICT sector contributes to global emissions, to the 96-99% that ICT solutions can help to reduce. Construction and transport seem to be the two main areas that people can agree on, combined with the contributions to measure and inform people.
I look forward to see what the commission will come up with and hope that Viviane Reding will present goals, responsible people and resources in a few strategic areas before, or during, the European Business Summit 2008. At least this will be my question to her, now when business have taken the first step it is time for politicians to support this.