Naples, Italy, 21 October 2013
The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) is organizing a workshop on Using Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) for Climate Change Adaptation on 21 October 2013 in Naples, Italy. This workshop will be held back to back with the second ITU-T Study Group 5 Rapporteurs’ meetings jointly organized with ETSI EE from 21 to 25 October 2013 in Naples, Italy.
Climate change is a complex and dynamic challenge. In order to reduce the impacts of climate change and increase resilience to future threats, developing countries must implement innovative strategies to adapt to changing climatic conditions.
By providing useful tools to monitor, record and analyze information about the changing climate and environment, ICTs can help countries in strengthening adaptive capacity and building resilience.
This workshop will discuss how the integration of ICTs and ICT standards in national adaptation policies can help countries to develop long term, creative and effective adaptive strategies, providing supports to information-gathering, decision-making, implementation and evaluation processes.
This workshop will bring together leading specialists in the field, from top policy-makers to engineers, designers, planners, government officials, regulators, standards experts and other related stakeholders.