ITU's work on climate change and the environment is closely linked to the WSIS Action Line C7, e-environment. Together with WMO and UNEP, ITU is the facilitator of this action line.
The WSIS Geneva Plan of Action
defined three goals for Action Line C7, e-environment:
- Use and promote ICTs as an instrument for environmental protection and the sustainable use of natural resources;
- Initiate actions and implement projects and programs for sustainable production and consumption and the environmentally safe disposal and recycling of discarded hardware and components used in ICTs; and
- Establish monitoring systems, using ICTs, to forecast and monitor the impact of natural and man-made disasters, particularly in developing countries, LDCs and small economies.