IGF 2017 WS #17
Shaping a greener digital environment for all

Short Title
Shaping a greener digital future for all
Proposer's Name: Ms. Emily Taylor

Proposer's Organization: Oxford Information Labs Limited

Co-Proposer's Name: Mr. Giovanni Seppia

Co-Proposer's Organization: EURid


Mr Giovanni Seppia, Technical Community, EURid Ms Emily Taylor, Private sector, Oxford Information Labs Ltd

Additional Speakers

Prof Carolina Aguerre, Universidad de San Andres, Argentina

Peter Fateling, Acting Head of Unit, E3 Next Generation Internet, European Commission, Belgium 

Felix Preston, Senior Research Fellow and Deputy Research Director, Energy, Environment and Resources, Chatham House, London UK



1. Opening and introductions

2. Questions for discussion in roundtable format, comprising discussion with speakers, roundtable participants and remote participants:

  • What is the environmental impact of current and future technologies, hardware, software, cloud services and internet of things, and to what extent are consumers aware of it?
  • How are businesses and governments reducing the carbon footprint of their current and future digital installations?
  • What are the environmental risks if insufficient action is taken?
  • What actions need to be taken by different stakeholders to ensure that we have an environmentally sustainable digital future, and what factors are preventing sufficient action being taken?

3. Closing and next steps

Note: the organisers will continue to actively approach participants from developing countries, Asia Pacific and Africa.  Discussions will balance both positive and negative impacts of ICTs will be discussed.  Faciliated discussion will aim to include multi-stakeholders from all over the world.