HP to Provide Devices for UN Climate Change Conference

2010-11-22 08:47:16

Published on 2010-11-22 08:47:16

Printer ink maker Hewlett-Packard (HP) will provide over $8 million (£4.9 million) worth of technology products for the 2010 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP16), the company has announced.

HP said the Mexican government, which will host COP16, selected it because of its commitment to environmental efforts. COP16 runs from November 29th to December 10th and will be held in Cancun. 

The agreement will see HP supplying notebooks, desktop PCs, printers, consumables, and data centre and networking tools. These devices will be used to stream video content regardless of where delegates are.

HP forecasts that because car and air travel will be avoided due to the use of its visual collaboration products, a reduction of 226 metric tonnes of Co2 for every product, each year, can be realised.

"HP's innovative low-carbon solutions are a key factor in helping us to minimise the carbon footprint of COP16. These technologies will enable participation from stakeholders around the globe and optimize the use of public resources," Julio Camarena, undersecretary for management of the ministry of foreign affairs of Mexico, said.

Recently, the firm signed an agreement with the UK government to help deliver energy and cost savings through its public sector contracts.

Posted by Canzil Ahmed.

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