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ITU Strategy in relation to Climate Change:
Objective 4

Achieve a climate-neutral ITU
The UN Secretary-General has committed to making the UN climate-neutral and the CEB unanimously adopted a statement last year committing all entities in the system to work towards that objective. It is important that ITU plays its part in achieving this goal. Furthermore, by pioneering the use of remote participation tools in its own work and lending that expertise to others, ITU can be a role model for the UN system and also assist in bridging the standardization gap.

Main Orientations:

  1. Appoint a focal point in general secretariat for a climate-neutral ITU to manage this campaign and lead a project team, to coordinate all climate change activities at the Union.
  2. Engage all staff to generate ideas and initiatives towards a climate-neutral ITU, including encouraging teleworking.
  3. Conduct a carbon audit of ITU’s premises and activities (both internal and external) and intensify efforts to use ICTs to reduce the carbon footprint of at ITU in its internal operations and technical cooperation activities (e.g., consideration of low carbon technologies in ITU projects.
  4. Seek approval from Council for a programme of carbon offsets, if needed, to achieve carbon-neutral status., by proposing a strategy on acquisition of carbon offsets through ITU activities in country projects focusing on using ICTs for carbon emissions reduction (under the Clean Development Mechanisms of the Kyoto Protocol).
  5. Assist the Membership, UN entities and other organizations to use ICTs to become more energy efficient and to implement programs for the disposal of ICT components in an environmentally sound manner.

ITU Strategy - More about each objective

1: Develop a Knowledge Base   |    2: ITU as a strategic leader

3: Promote global understanding   
|    4: Achieve a climate-neutral ITU


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