Secretarial Jobs Board

IT can help workers fight climate change

25/06/2008

IT products can help workers fight climate change by enabling new 'smart' product designs, research has suggested.

By transforming the way technology is used in the workplace it could reduce man-made emissions by 15 per cent by 2010.

The study by independent non-profit organisation, The Climate Group and the Global e-Sustainability Initiative (GeSI) claimed most savings could be made by "applying information and communication technology (ICT) to global infrastructure and industry".

Steve Howard, chief executive officer, the Climate Group, said ICT could "unlock the clean green industrial revolution we need to tackle climate change and usher in a new era of low carbon prosperity".

Replacing physical computers and services with virtual alternatives would change secretarial jobs, however, the study found it would only help reduce emissions by six per cent.

The best solution, the report concluded, is to use ICTs to help monitor and maximise energy efficiency.

Luis Neves, chair of GeSI noted: "The ICT industry is a key driver of low carbon growth and can lead transformation towards a low carbon economy and society."

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