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Wednesday, 21 May 2008, 19:31 HKT/SGT

Source: WITSA
WITSA Announces Creation of Green ICT Forum

KUALA LUMPUR, May 21, 2008 - (ACN Newswire) - On the third day of its World Congress on Information Technology, the World Information Technology and Services Alliance (WITSA) announced the formation of a Green ICT Forum. Its program will promote:

- Ideas for the use of ICT to tackle global environmental challenges
- A Green Code of Conduct for the ICT sector.
- Best practices in improving the energy efficiency of the ICT sectors' products and services
- Ways that ICT products and services can be used to reduce global energy consumption
- Best practices in reducing the impact of e-waste

WITSA invites governments, companies and other NGOs to work with us to meet the program's goals. Founding WITSA members include the national ICT associations from Australia, Canada, Egypt, Finland, Japan, Kenya, Malaysia, Syria, United Kingdom and United States. The Forum will initially be chaired by Mr. John Higgins, Director General of Intellect, the WITSA member from the UK.

"Leading companies in the ICT sector have made real progress in reducing their energy impact, but more needs to be done, especially as the demand for ICT grows", said Mr. Higgins. "More importantly, though, ICT has to be a major tool in helping consumers and other business sectors reduce their carbon footprint".

Anders Halvorsen
Email: ahalvorsen@witsa.org
Kuala Lumpur: +6012 932 7154 (during WCIT2008)
USA: +1 703 284-5333

Topic: Corporate Announcement
Source: WITSA

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