[LINK] Barren Path to Greener Government

Tom Worthington Tom.Worthington at tomw.net.au
Sun Jul 5 20:49:25 AEST 2009

The report "The Path to Greener Government", was launched 2 July 2009 
by the UK non-profit group Global Action Plan and Cisco 

This reports that most UK public sector ICT managers were not 
confident about meeting the UK Government carbon reduction targets. 
Also reported is that the use of electricity in UK government 
buildings increased by 3%, with ICT one likely cause.

This has implications for Australia, as the Australian Government ICT 
strategy is based largely on the UK government approach.The architect 
of the Australian Government ICT Reform Program is Sir Peter Gershon, 
from the UK. If the UK strategy is not working, then it is likely the 
same approach will not reduce Australian Government greenhouse gas 
emissions. The Australian Government was to release a plan for "Green 
ICT Quick Wins" by the end of 2009, but so far there is no 
documentary evidence of any plan being prepared.

The report is 24 pages of 
I have extracted  the executive summary at: 

Tom Worthington FACS HLM tom.worthington at tomw.net.au Ph: 0419 496150
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