24 May '11, 9pm
Japan Leads World in Harnessing IT for Sustainability
The rankings of countries by GeSI follows on a number of reports and UN-related calls to action the group has published in recent years. Most influential has been its SMART 2020 report , published in 2008 that lays out the many ways that IT can reduce the world's carbon emissions. But the group has been pushing U.N. member countries to embrace green IT for the last several years, and in 2010 it issued its Guadalajara ICT Declaration and ICT Solutions for a Low-Carbon Future , both targeted to the COP 16 negotiations in Cancun, Mexico.