Sustainable Infrastructures and Community Development Program


The Sustainable Infrastructures and Community Development program is an IEEE-wide effort, operating via the SA Industry Connections platform. Its goal is to support the creation of a global and active IEEE sustainability community, defining specific action plans and deliverables, with initial primary focus on ICT and energy topics, and gradually building into additional areas based on participant recommendations. The program is also intended to foster development of an IEEE council, community, or other construct that will be most beneficial in the long run for vibrant IEEE engagement in sustainable development-related issues.

Get Involved

We welcome new participants from large and small corporations, academia, industry, government agencies, and any individuals that are interested in the Sustainable Infrastructures & Community Development Program. Members will include, but are not limited to:

  • Industry practitioners in sustainable development, ICT, and renewable energy topics
  • Academic experts in sustainable ICT and energy technologies and issues
  • Energy, communications, and transportation system operators
  • Government bodies involved with sustainability and infrastructure modernization

Possible Industry Outcomes

  • Thought leadership report/whitepaper to provide a high level perspective of IEEE’s initiatives in support of sustainable development
  • Reports and position papers on specific sustainability topics, as agreed upon by participants. Areas of potential work include, but are not limited to:
    • Energy transformation/CO2 reduction issues for heavy industry
    • Alternative zero-carbon fuels generation
    • Technology challenges in the transition to EVs and supporting infrastructure
    • Energy storage/battery solutions technical considerations
    • CO2 capture/conversion
    • Circular economy and e-waste reduction
    • Smart buildings technologies supporting sustainable development
    • Substation/switchgear recycling, resilience, and CO2 reduction
    • Energy/resource optimization of ICT devices, equipment, and networks
    • ICT as an enabler of a sustainable society
    • Technology challenges/solutions for scalable, cost-effective, and reliable integration of renewable energy sources
  • New IEEE conferences and publications for the broad spectrum of sustainability issues and/or technology or use-case specific events and publications

How to Participate

To join the team, please express your interest by sending an inquiry to:

Additional Contact

Upcoming Events

IEEE Sustainability Resource Links

IEEE Publications on Sustainability

IEEE Standards for Sustainability

IEEE Communities, Committees, and Councils



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