Institutional Framework

  • ITU SG5

    The ITU is the United Nations agency that specialises in ICTs. In addition to the 193 Member States, it incorporates regulatory bodies, academic institutions and some 700 private companies.
    Telefónica participates in Study Group 5 on the Environment and Climate Change (ITU SG5) to develop Green ICT methodologies and standards on smart cities, e-waste, measurement of the impact and the energy efficiency of Green ICT services, eco-rating, electromagnetic fields, ICT and adaptation to climate change and energy efficiency in networks, among other issues.

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  • Global-E-Sustainability Initiative (GeSI)

    In collaboration with the members of the leading companies and organisations in the ICT sector, the Global-E-Sustainability Initiative (GeSI) is a source of impartial information, resources and best practices to boost social and environmental sustainability through ICTs.
    Telefónica participates in the Climate Change Group of the GESI to contribute to the positioning of the sector worldwide.
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  • GSMA

    GSMA represents the interests of mobile operators worldwide: it encompasses over 220 countries, bringing together almost 800 mobile telephony operators, as well as over 200 companies in the broadest mobile ecosystem.
    Telefónica participates in the Mobile Energy Efficiency Benchmarking program to evaluate the efficiency of our network over other operators and identify new opportunities to reduce energy and emissions.

  • European Telecommunications Operators Network (ETNO)

    With 50 members and observers in 35 countries, the European Telecommunications Network Operators (ETNO) has been the voice of European telecommunications operators since 1992. The network contributes to creating a regulatory and commercial environment so that its members can continue with the deployment of innovative, high-quality platforms and services for the benefit of consumers and companies.
    Telefónica participates in the Energy Working Group, which focuses on three issues: reducing the energy consumption of the ICT sector and its customers, with more efficient data centres and networks; motivating society to make use of the existing possibilities of Green ICTs; and developing new solutions to increase energy savings.
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  • European Roundtable of Industrials (ERT)

    The  European Roundtable of Industrials” (ERT) is a forum which brings together the 50 largest European multinationals from a wide range of industrial and technological sectors.
    Telefónica is part of the  Energy and Climate Change Work Group, which seeks to devise a successful approach to tackling the challenges facing Europe and the planet: energy security, emissions reduction regulations and policies, energy mix, environmental issues, energy efficiency, investment in R&D and the international and European context for the change of policies.
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