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ICTs are part of the solution: ITU and the UN: delivering as One in Climate Change

  ITU and climate change

ITU at COP16, 29 November - 10 December 2010, Cancun, Mexico
At COP16, ITU promoted the use of ICTs as part of the solution

to address the causes and effects of climate change.

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COP16/CMP6 is the 16th edition of Conference of the Parties of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP), signed by 194 State Parties, and the 6th Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol (CMP), signed by 184 State Parties. The conference, also referred as the United Nations Climate Change Conference, will take place in Cancun (Mexico) from 29 November to 10 December 2010. The Conference has the mandate of adopting the necessary decisions for the promotion of the effective application of the Convention on Climate Change.


Message to COP16 delegates from ITU Secretary-General
"As the UN specialized agency for information and communications technologies (ICTs), the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) is working to connect the world. This connectivity will give us the ability to address some of the key challenges faced by our society – including climate change.

As global leaders, environmental experts and representatives from international organizations, NGOs and other sectors gather in the city of Cancun, Mexico, to establish the basis for a future agreement that will enable the full, effective and sustained implementation of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) through long-term cooperative action I call on them to recognize the phenomenal power of ICTs in addressing climate change..." 
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Call for action to COP16 from the ITU Plenipotentiary Conference 2010

PP-10"ITU welcomes the opportunity to send a message, concerning the important role that ICTs can play to tackle climate change. Specific mention of ICTs in the negotiating text, the adoption of an agreed methodology for measuring the carbon footprint of ICT equipment and its inclusion in National Adaptation/Mitigation Plans, would provide an incentive to the ICT industry to invest in developing countries, help reduce the digital divide, and at the same time help fight climate change. ITU Membership, therefore, urges COP16 delegates to take maximum advantage of the power of ICTs to reduce emissions worldwide ..."

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UN Report: "Acting on Climate Change: The UN System Delivering as One"

The UN system delivering as one
ITU is contributing to the effort of the UN system to “deliver as one” in the global challenges of our time.

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