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Climate Change and ICTs

The impact of human activities on the environment – and on climate change in particular – are issues of growing concern confronting life on Earth. At the same time, information and communication technologies (ICTs) are being rapidly deployed around the world. Although ICTs require energy resources, they offer new opportunities to mitigate and adapt to climate change. ICTs help to monitor and analyze short- and long-term climate trends, raise awareness, help protect the environment and reduce carbon emissions.

Project on Climate Change Adaptation

Implementation of the Climate Change Adaptation Component of the Satellite Communications, Capacity and Emergency Communications Solutions Project for the Small Island Developing States of the Pacific.

This project supports the ongoing “Development of Satellite Communications Capacity and Emergency Communications Solutions” project for 11 Pacific Island countries. The established e-centers will also be used for climate change adaptation activities.

Ongoing Activities

ITU is developing guidelines, recommendations and capacity building material to help governments establish effective environmental frameworks in the areas of ICTs and climate change. 

The Study Group Question 6/2 on ICTs and the Environment undertakes studies on ICTs and climate change and identifies ways and means in which ICTs can help monitor climate change.

Together with WMO and UNEP, ITU is also a facilitator of the WSIS Action Line C7, on e-environment.