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ITU at the 2013 United Nations Climate Change Conference

" ITU is moving forward the agenda to promote the use of ICTs as an effective tool to combat climate change and achieve environmental sustainability."
Dr Hamadoun Touré, ITU Secretary-General​
​​​​​The 2013 UN Climate Change Conference (COP19/CMP9) will take place in Warsaw (Poland) from 11 to 22 November 2013. The conference will discuss progress in the implementation of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), with the ultimate goal of addressing the causes and consequences of climate change. Follow ITU participation at this conference and get involved in our activities to move the climate change agenda forward through the use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs).


​Information and communication technologies (ICTs), such as satellites, mobile phones or the Internet, play a key role in addressing major challenges related to climate change and sustainable development. ICTs are fundamental to monitoring the climate and helping countries to mitigate and adapt to the effects of climate change. By raising awareness of the role of ICTs, ITU is assisting society with
the transition towards a green economy by promoting innovative solutions that can ensure a sustainable future.​



Will you be in Warsaw during COP19? Save the date and join us at these events.
Date ​Time (Room) ​Event
​19 Nov 13:15 to 14:45 (Room 1) The UN system as a catalyst for climate action: CEB Side event with the participation of UN Secretary General.
​20 Nov ​Afternoon (UN CC Learn booth) ​UN CC Learn Booth. Focus on technology transfer
​21 Nov ​18:30 to 20:00 (Room 2) UN Agencies supporting climate smart cities
Integrating cities into national efforts to address climate change is a pressing challenge. UN agencies are helping cities to mitigate and adapt. Additionally a cross-agency Task Team has begun to map tools and formulate a ‘One UN’ approach to build


Find out more about ITU´s activities in the area of ICTs, the environment and climate change. Through the development of Green ICT standards, the coordination of satellite orbits and radiofrequencies and the implementatino of projects to support adaptation to climate change, ITU is moving the climate agenda forward.

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 COP19/CMP9 is the 18th edition of Conference of the Parties of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP) and the 9th Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol (CMP). The Conference has the mandate of adopting the necessary decisions for the promotion of the effective application of the Convention on Climate Change.