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ICTs and Climate Change

​​​"Climate change is a global challenge that we cannot afford to lose"
Dr Hamadoun I. Touré, ITU Secretary-General​
 
Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs), such as satellites, mobile phones or the Internet, play a key role to address the major challenges related with climate change and sustainable development. ICTs are fundamental to monitor climate change, mitigate and adapt to its effects  and assist in the transition towards a green economy. ​​By raising awareness of the role of ICTs, ITU is promoting transformative solutions that can ensure a sustainable future. Find more about ITU´s vision and mission in the area of climate change.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

 
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ITU GREEN ICT APPLICATION CHALLENGE

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ITU and Telefónica lauched the 3rd Green ICT Application Challenge to promote Smart Sustainable Cities. "Greenplay",  a mobile application that helps solve the problem of waste disposal in cities, was awarded the winner.  

FOCUS GROUP ON SMART SUSTAINABLE CITIES (FG-SSC)




 
 
The FG-SSC acts as an open platform for smart-city stakeholders to exchange knowledge in the interests of identifying the standardized frameworks needed to support the integration of ICT services in smart cities. Next meeting to take place on 6 December 2013 in Lima, Peru.

 
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FOCUS GROUP ON SMART WATER MANAGEMENT (FG-SWM)



 
The FG-SWM will provide a platform to share views, develop a series of deliverables and showcasing initiatives, projects, policies and standards activities that are taking place in the area of smart water management.First meeting to take place on 10 December 2013 in Lima, Peru
 
 

 
 

NEW ITU-T PUBLICATIONS

ITU-T released a new series of reports on ICTs, sustainability and climate change. A new report on The case of Korea: the quantification of GHG reduction effects achieved by ICTs was published in April 2013.

 

 

 

 

FOLLOW ITU PARTICIPATION AT COP19

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From 11 to 22 November 2013, ITU will take part at the 2013 UN Climate Change Conference, which is taking place in Warsaw, Poland. 
 
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GLOBAL PORTAL ON ICTS, THE ENVIRONMENT AND CLIMATE CHANGE

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This webpage provides references to external resources on ICTs and the environment including information on climate change, conflict minerals, e-waste and other sustainability issues.