The purpose and mandate of ITU-D is to organize seminars, workshops and other events in order to heighten awareness amongst all concerned. Carry out pilot projects at national, sub-regional and regional levels. Envisage the establishment of a framework for international cooperation which will enable all those concerned (governments, manufacturers, private sector, international organizations, United Nations Specialized Agencies, etc.) to carry out, promote and develop projects to ensure optimum use of the most appropriate telecommunication and information technologies for the protection of the environment and sustainable development. Assist Member States in the development of ICT applications and ICT strategies on environmental protection. To assist United Nations agencies and other entities to disseminate information on best practices in the area of environmental protection.
ITU Plenipotentiary Conference
- Resolution 182 (Guadalajara, 2010): The role of telecommunications/information and communication technologies in regards to climate change and protection of the environment
- Resolution 66 (Hyderabad, 2010): Information and communication technology and climate change
- ITU WTDC - Resolution 34 (Hyderabad, 2010): The role of telecommunications/information and communication technology in disaster preparedness, early warning, rescue, mitigation,relief and response.
- ITU PP - Resolution 36 (Guadalajara, 2010): Telecommunications/Information and communication technology in the service of humanitarian assistance.
- ITU PP - Resolution 136 (Guadalajara, 2010): The use of telecommunications/information and communication technologies for monitoring and management in emergency and disaster situations for early warning, prevention, mitigation and relief.
- ITU WTDC - Resolution 54 (Hyderabad, 2010): Information and communication technology applications
- ITU WTDC - Resolution 65 (Hyderabad, 2010): Improving access to healthcare services by using information and communication technologies
- ITU WTDC - Resolution 72 (Hyderabad, 2010): More effective utilization of mobile communication services
ITU-D Study Group Question on ICTs and Climate Change
ITU-D Study Group 2: Question 24/2- ICTs and Climate Change
Within the Development Sector, Study Group 2 focuses on the issues of climate change emerging as a global concern and requiring global collaboration by all concerned, in particular the developing countries (which are the most vulnerable group of countries with respect to climate change). Question 24/2 undertakes studies regarding international initiatives in this domain, which are seeking to develop sustainable development and identify ways and means in which ICTs can monitor such climate change and reduce overall global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.