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Logo ITU and Climate ChangeNew ITU website on ICTs, the environment and climate change.
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Toolkit on Environmental Sustainability for the ICT Sector (ESS) Greening ICT Supply Chains – Survey on Conflict Minerals Due Diligence Initiatives
An Energy-aware Survey on ICT Device Power Supplies Review of Mobile Handset Eco-Rating Schemes Guidance on Green ICT Procurement Boosting Energy Efficiency Through Smart Grids Climate Change Adaptation, Mitigation and Information & Communications Technologies (ICTs): the Case of Ghana
New ITU publications on ICTs, sustainability and climate change

ITU-T released during the 2nd ITU Green Standards Week a new series of reports on ICTs, sustainability and climate change. The reports cover issues such as smart grids, using submarine telecommunications cables for ocean and climate monitoring and disaster warning, using ICTs to support climate change adaptation and mitigation and adaptation in Ghana,  among other issues.

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A review of environmental sustainability in national broadband policies - global overview and case studies on Australia and Rwanda:
This case study looks at the potential and existing contributions broadband is making towards the achievement of MDG7, which targets environmental sustainability. It presents a global overview of the inclusion of references to environmental sustainability in national broadband policies. Of the 193 countries reviewed, 119 were found to have a broadband policy, 34 per cent of which contained a reference to environmental sustainability. The final two chapters of the study review two country cases: Australia and Rwanda.

Click here to download the report and find out more about the role of broadband in accelerating the Millenium Development Goals (MDGs)

ITU and Climate change
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"Climate Change is a global challenge that the world 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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Resources on ICTs, the Environment and Climate Change

Click here to access background papers, additional information, statistics, and examples on the impact of ICTs on the environment

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GeSI Initiative

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Global e-Sustainability Initiative (GeSI).


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