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Mandate

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A key area of ITU's work on environmental protection is related to harmonizing telecommunication/ICT policies, providing capacity building, and developing and implementing ICT pilot projects. This includes identify specific telecommunication/ICT needs and using the most appropriate technologies for environmental protection and sustainable development, particularly in the area of climate change and electronic waste (e-waste).
    
ITU works closely with other regional and international organizations and bodies, including the WMO, UNEP, UNU, as well as independent experts and other partners. 

ITU has been given the mandate to support and inform on the use of ICTs for sustainable development, including to reduce and address the effects of climate changes, drive energy-efficiency, and to raise awareness about the opportunities but also the environmental issues associated with telecommunication/ICT. It is mandated to assess the magnitude of e-waste and to carry out pilot projects on environmentally sound management of e-waste.

Specific resolutions include:

Other relevant resolutions

WSIS - Implementation and Review


The World Summit on the Information Society Forum represents the world's largest annual gathering of the ICT4D community. This global multi-stakeholder platform facilitates the implementation of the WSIS Action Lines for advancing sustainable development.

ITU continues playing a key role in WSIS implementation and follow up in line with its mandate and the WSIS documents for the implementation of Action Line C7 on e-environment.