|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.
- 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.
- Engage all staff to generate ideas and initiatives towards a
climate-neutral ITU, including encouraging teleworking.
- 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.
- 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).
- 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.