|Following upon the Bali
Conference, negotiations will continue toward new global agreements and
arrangements on climate change. For example, climate change will be a main topic
of the 2008 G8 meeting in Japan. ITU needs to follow and participate in these
activities to ensure that the important role of ICTs is properly reflected and
to promote an understanding of the linkage between technology, behavioral change
and climate change.
- Take an active role in efforts to deliver a ONE UN approach to climate
change by contributing to the debate at the Chief Executives Board (CEB) and
the High-Level Committee on Programmes (HLCP) on climate change through
appropriate inputs, and closely monitor their outputs and adopt ITU
- Closely monitor ongoing global negotiations on climate change and
participate actively at meetings planned under the Bali roadmap and organize
events to raise the visibility of ITU on this issue.
- Take an active role in other UN inter-agency mechanisms dealing with
climate change, incluidng the Environmental Management Group.
- Strengthen strategic partnerships with FAO, UNEP, WMO, IPCC and other UN
agencies, the World Bank, the European Commission, international and
national agencies and organizations (e.g. meteorological agencies, Group on
for Earth Observations (GEO), EUMETSAT, ESA, Space Frequency Coordination
Group (SFCG), JAXA, NOAA, NASA, RSA, etc.), NGOs and the private sector
involved in combating climate change.
- Promote the link between ICTs and climate change at other
inter-governmental meetings where the issue is raised, (eg. Conference on
Sustainable Development, New York, May 2008, the WSIS C7 facilitation
meetings on e-science and e-environment).