The DCICC is an open organization whose members may include governments, private
sector, standards development organizations, non-governmental organizations,
international organizations, researchers, vendors, network operators, academia
and other bodies.
Current members include UN agencies, standards development organizations (SDOs),
researchers, vendors, network operators and other bodies:
||Burundi Youth Training Centre (BYTC)
Youth Training Centre
(BYTC) is preparing two videoconferences sessions allowing our youths to
interact with participants in Copenhagen’s conference on Climate Change.
So, using ICTs, we will enable youths to have awareness and contribute
to the matter related to Climate Change.
||Climate Associates Ltd.
Ltd. work to encourage and support environmental
initiatives among clients and colleagues and also to minimize the
environmental impact of ICT by introducing reduction, recycling and
mitigation to international standards.
||Climate Risk Ltd
Climate Risk Ltd works on identifying and assessing climate
change risks, how to address them and any opportunities arising for
telecommunications companies and for insurance corporates.
is the world’s largest environmental certifier of websites. Through
increased energy efficiency and automated purchasing of renewable
energy, CO2Stats helps websites reduce their impact on climate change.
||International Telecommunication Union (ITU)
|As a global organization with 191 Member States and more than 600
Sector Members representing industry,
ITU will offer its unique sectoral
competences to play a leading role in developing an integrated approach to the
relation between ICTs and climate change, focusing on key elements of the Bali
process and negotiation framework, notably technology, climate data and
monitoring, adaptation and mitigation. ITU will work closely with its membership
to lead efforts to achieve a climate neutral ICT industry.
As the specialized agency of the United Nations responsible for
telecommunications/ICTs, ITU is committed to working in partnership with other
organizations to contribute to the fight against climate change and will
participate actively in meetings of the UN Framework Convention on Climate
Change (UNFCCC) and contribute its expertise in telecommunications/ICTs to the
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). It will join in the effort of
the UN system to “deliver as one” to address climate change and will take steps
to deepen the global understanding of the relation between ICTs and climate
As a responsible member of the global community, ITU will join the UN
commitment to lead by example by achieving climate-neutral status within three
years. ITU will continue to promote the use of ICTs to strengthen and develop
scientific and industrial tools in all areas, to the fullest extent possible, to
combat climate change.
ITU and Climate Change
Study Group 5 on Environment
and Climate Change
||Secretariat of the Pacific Community / German
Technical Cooperation (SPC/GTZ)
SPC/GTZ Project is the first climate change-specific project for
SPC Land Resources Division (LRD). The Project has its origins from the
Pacific Heads of Agriculture and Forestry Services (HOAFS) meeting of
September 2006 where it was strongly recommended that the SPC Land
Resources Division develop a regional project proposal on climate
The Heads of the sectors recognised the urgent need to respond to the
growing impacts of climate change and it was recommended that SPC LRD:
Following the HOAFS meeting a proposal was drawn up by the Land Resources
Division and in March 2007, the proposal was submitted to the Government of the
Federal Republic Germany. The goal of the proposal was to strengthen the
capacities of Pacific communities to adapt to and mitigate climate change
through sustainable land based resource management. Drawing from the
recommendations of the Heads of Agriculture and Forestry meeting, two components
of the proposal were developed:
- support local communities of member countries to manage and
adapt to climate change,
- support vulnerable communities to improve food and nutritional
- focus on areas of land-based resource management (such as
sustainable forest management, sustainable land management,
sustainable agriculture) that can serve as climate change adaptation
In December 2007, the Government of Germany formally stated its financial
commitment to work with the Secretariat of the Pacific Community on the proposed
- Climate change adaptation and mitigation through sustainable
management of land-based natural resources, and
- Climate change issues mainstreamed into regional and national
policies and plans
An appraisal mission carried out in late 2007 and early 2008 saw 3 countries
selected for the regional programme. These are Fiji, Tonga and Vanuatu. Out of
the 3, Fiji is the only country with a mitigating component, which is REDD
(Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation). This focus is in
response to the consultations carried out with stakeholders in Fiji.
||The Knowledge Foundation
|The Knowledge Foundation has been involved in
addressing Climate change through its program called “ELEMENTS 5”
(Harnessing the 5 elements of nature for human utility). The program is
multifaceted in its approach to raise awareness of environment:
- An outreach program with schools and colleges thereby creating
awareness on 5 major areas of saving energy and focus on alternates
sources, bio fuel, LED lighting, Green Architecture and Domestic
- Creating a elevator pitch for entrepreneurs, innovators who are
doing pathbreaking work on these areas and bringing them to lime
light and networking them with VC’s , PE and HNI’s.
- Creating an online store where such technology can be made
easily available to people for adoption.
- Setting up of a bi annual event that will bring forth leading
thinkers in the related field to archive knowledge and discuss
current success stories from other parts of the world.
is driving a self transformation to create an ecologically sustainable
organization and business. We have launched a corporate-wide initiative,
Eco Eye, to focus on a holistic engagement with stakeholders across the
value chain, going beyond the statutory / regulatory requirements. It is
driven by top-leadership commitment and embedded into Wipro’s core
strategy & processes. The Eco Eye Charter is build around 5 themes:
- Make Wipro an ecological surplus organization (Energy, Water,
- Build businesses driven on/by ecological forces (Integrated
Green Solutions for Customers - Green IT & Lighting, IT for Green,
- Widen circle of influence – Engage with increasing levels of
intensity employees, suppliers, communities, government, etc.
- Transparent reporting and disclosure
- Risk mitigation and planning
Wipro is participating in the voluntary Carbon Disclosure Project.
Wipro has also signed a partnership agreement with WWF to explore the
use of Information & Communication Technology (ICT) to drive sustainable