Developing an effective response
to climate change calls for action in virtually all of the ITU’s fields of
competence. An integrated approach is essential to address the range of
technological, scientific, policy, organizational, economic and social issues
Within the UN system, ITU has unique competence in the ICT sector, making its
work relevant to nearly all aspects of developing a system-wide (“ONE UN”)
approach to this issue. ITU can contribute to nearly all of the main pillars of
work under the
framework for negotiations, i.e.
science and data
technology. At the same time, ITU must reach out to its
membership to assist them in combating climate change and adapting to it, and
will engage more fully with other organizations active in these efforts.
The draft strategy builds on existing strengths within the Union relevant to
climate change and identifies new opportunities for climate-relevant activities.
It proposes four main objectives for an ITU strategy and general
orientations to achieve those objectives: