Workspace Technology is proud to be a sponsor of the Government ICT Goes Green Conference to take place on 16th September 2010 at the QEII Conference Centre in London.
Speaking to staff at the Department of Energy and Climate Change on the 14th May, the Prime Minister said:
“I don’t want to hear warm words about the environment, I want to see real action. I want this to be the greenest government ever. So today, taking our lead from 10:10, I commit us to a ten percent reduction in carbon emissions across central government in the next twelve months” The Rt Hon David Cameron, Prime Minister, 14 May 2010
The new coalition government has announced details of £6.2 billion of savings from Government spending in 2010-11 to tackle the unprecedented £156 billion deficit, while still protecting the quality of key frontline services.
The savings will be driven by the new Efficiency and Reform Group, whose Board will be chaired jointly by the Chief Secretary to the Treasury, Danny Alexander, and the Minister for the Cabinet Office and Paymaster General, Francis Maude. It will have the power to make sure departments work together to tackle waste and improve accountability across a range of areas, including ICT spend.
The link between reduction in emissions and reduction in operational costs is one that has particular resonance during these strained economic times. It is therefore vital that the public sector has a better understanding of what green ICT means and how it can enable efficiency and budgetary savings during this period of economic prudence.
Government ICT Goes Green 2010 will bring together key speakers, from both central and local government, to examine the move towards a greener ICT estate, and the financial and operational efficiency implications of ensuring that green thinking is at the heart of your organisation’s business operations.