Summary

Recommendation ITU-T L.1400 presents the general principles on assessing the environmental impact of information and communication technologies (ICT) and outlines the different methodologies that are being developed:

Assessment of the environmental impact of ICT goods, networks, and services

Assessment of the environmental impact of ICT projects

Assessment of the environmental impact of ICT in organizations

Assessment of the environmental impact of ICT in cities

Assessment of the environmental impact of ICT in countries or group of countries.

This Recommendation also provides some examples of opportunities to reduce the environmental load due to ICT.