The Mobile Industry, the Environment and Climate Change

Course Content

Course overview
Mobile technologies have the potential to promote and contribute to a sustainable and low-carbon future. This course examines case studies of mobile service applications in the areas of climate change mitigation and adaptation, business sustainability, smart cities and the improvement of the natural environment. The course also addresses the environmental footprint of the mobile industry and covers sustainable responses of network operators to topics such as energy use, recovery of used and waste equipment and reporting on climate change impacts.

Course objectives
• Examine the potential of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT), including mobile technologies, to contribute to a sustainable future.
• Learn about the importance of environmentally sound management of used and waste electrical and electronic equipment.
• Identify opportunities for mobile services and technologies to support
environmental and climate-change management in smart cities.

MIECC Session 1

Session 1:

Introduction: The Global Agenda

 

MIECC Session 2

Session 2:

Environmental Management in the Mobile Industry

MIECC Session 3

 

Session 3: The global e-waste management agenda

 

MIECC Session 4

Session 4: Environmentally sound waste management

MIECC Session 5

Session 5: Climate change management in the mobile industry.

MIECC Session 6

Session 6: Energy management for mobile network operators

MIECC Session 7

Session 7: Mobile technologies for climate action

MIECC Session 8

Session 8: Smart cities and conclusion

MIECC Session 9: Final project

Session 9: Final project

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Course Duration
4 weeks
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Course Leader
Jack Rowley
SENIOR DIRECTOR OF RESEARCH & SUSTAINABILITY
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Jack runs the Health Programme within the GSMA’s Public Policy department. He has more than 20 years of experience in the telecommunications industry and is the author of over 100 publications on mobile communications safety. He holds an Electronics Engineering degree with first class honours from the University of Limerick (Ireland) and a PhD from the RMIT University (Australia). Jack is also a member of the Bioelectromagnetics Society and a senior member of the IEEE.

Course Moderator
Andrea Guajardo
SENIOR PARTNERSHIPS AND DIGITAL TRAINING MANAGER
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Andrea is Senior Partnerships and Digital Training Manager for the Capacity Building programme. Based in Santiago, Chile, she manages the CE-Digital programme, a capacity building partnership with CAF and ECLAC in Latin America. Andrea holds a Master's degree in Linguistics and a Bachelor's degree in English Education from the Universidad de Santiago.