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ITU's Engagement with Climate Change

  • Climate Neutral ITU
    In its own activities, ITU is pioneering the use of ICTs to reduce emissions through paperless meetings and virtual conferencing and will share its expertise with other institutions in optimizing the use of ICTs as an integral component of energy-efficient work methods. ITU will also embark on raising public awareness to illustrate the impacts of climate change and the relevance of its work in the field of ICTs to address this issue. [More on climate neutral ITU...]
  • Monitoring Climate Change
    As the steward of the global framework for spectrum, ITU will provide for the necessary radio-frequency spectrum and orbit resources to foster the operation without interference of radiocommunication systems, including satellites used for climate monitoring and control, weather forecasting, remote sensing and disaster prediction and detection. [More on monitoring climate change...]
  • ICT as a clean technology
    As the preeminent global body for standardization in the field of ICTs, ITU will work to limit and ultimately reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and foster sustainable development, in particular by promoting the use of more energy efficient devices and networks and the development of technical standards (Recommendations) to limit and reduce the power requirements of ICT equipment and services. Work also focuses on the mitigation of climate change in other industries – including the automotive sector – using ICTs. [More on ICT as a clean technology...]
  • Adaptation and Mitigation
    As a core function of its development mission, ITU will assist Member States in the use of ICTs for e-environment and sustainable development and to adapt to and mitigate the effects of climate change, including the use of emergency telecommunications and alerting systems for disaster relief. [More on adaptation and mitigation...]



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Updated : 2011-04-15