Computer Science
Green Information and Communications Technology Strategies

 

Computer Science
Green Information and Communications Technology Strategies

Unit 1: Politics, Science, and Business of Sustainability

Section1.2: The Global ICT Footprint

This is the second of three sections in which we look at the politics, science, and business of sustainability for green ICT. By now, you should have an understanding of the science of climate change. We will cover some specifics of the global ICT carbon footprint (or embodied carbon)—the carbon/environmental footprint from the use of telecommunications, data centres, and desktop PCs.

Key Concepts and Terms. It is important to understand the terminology used in business/IS strategy and planning. You need to be able to communicate both within the ICT profession and also within the wider business community.

As you work your way through the assigned readings and the additional readings that you and your colleagues identify, record any terms and concepts that you find particularly interesting in the Student-created Glossary. Others can view and edit the terms you enter, and of course, you can view and edit the terms that others enter. Don’t forget to list and cite any information sources you use in either APA or the IEEE style.

Learning Outcomes

When you have completed this section, you should be able to estimate the embodied carbon and the footprint from use of telecommunications, data centres, and desktop PCs.

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