Year of Publication: 2013
Page Numbers: 188-193
Authors: Tiroyamodimo Mogotlhwane
Conference Name: The International Conference on Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Clean Energy and Green Computing (EEECEGC2013)
- United Arab Emirates


Concern for the environmental pollution is now universally accepted as an issue that is not only for environmentalists. As the impact of global warming continues to show its destructive nature, different professions are now embracing minimising carbon emission in their practice. Computing profession is embracing green computing. Automation of processes and increase in use of internet based operations can enable work to be done remotely minimising the need for human movement through vehicles. Telecommuting, telemedicine etc are some of the approach that enables professional expertise to be accessed from wherever the expert is. Computing applications offer the means through which the world can respond to minimise the emission of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. Information and communication technologies application can contribute in reducing carbon emissions of almost all the major sources of carbon emission. Policy makers need to make concerted efforts to embrace carbon emission policies.