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The tech sector is playing a critical role in promoting global energy efficiency and combating climate change. ITI and our members seek to continuously improve the energy efficiency landscape in the U.S. and globally to leverage energy-efficient technologies. ITI works on behalf of our member companies to advocate for policies that advance both intelligent efficiency and product efficiency.

ITI and our member companies understand that we have a major stake in the fight against climate change. We have adopted three strategic commitments in this regard. We also support government policies that emphasize an innovation agenda for mitigating and adapting our changing climate.

On energy efficiency, ITI unites the tech sector and the NGO community to advance policies that drive sustainable economic growth through technology-enabled energy and product efficiency innovation. ITI works proactively with the Environmental Protection Agency as an active partner in and advisor to the ENERGY STAR program. Our activities in Europe in coordination with Digital Europe, our work in China in coordination with USITO and our policy efforts elsewhere in Asia, Latin America, Africa, and the Middle East. We also participate actively in energy efficiency efforts within the G-20, the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum, the United Nations, and other international venues.

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  • Through the BASEL Convention, Tech Works on Sustainability (February 21, 2018)

    Over the past decade, the Information Technology Industry Council (ITI) has led global tech sector engagement in Basel Convention negotiations on used and waste electronics. The mission of the Basel Convention ...

  • Tech’s Commitment to Sustainable Products (February 12, 2018)

    The tech industry is committed to protecting our environment not just for today but for future generations. It is with that in mind that I recently traveled to China to represent the sector before several ...

  • Will China Fill the Void of US Climate Leadership in G-20? (July 14, 2017)

    The G-20 just concluded its annual meetings in Hamburg, Germany, where all the countries except the United States reaffirmed their joint commitment to the Paris Climate accord, an agreement the United ...

  • Renewable Energy Policy Means Good-Paying Jobs in Red and Blue States (April 21, 2017)

    Inside Washington, important issues are often reduced to simplistic talking points for the “either/or” soundbite like, tackling climate change or having jobs. On this Earth Day, I want to debunk that myth ...

  • Lessons Learned from the ITI Sustainability Series (July 01, 2013)

    Nearly 200 company representatives from several industry sectors participated in our first-ever ITI Sustainability Series – product policy and compliance seminars held in Round Rock, Tex., Santa Clara, ...

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