ITU-D Environment

Creating a circular economy for electronics and greening digital transformation

As we become more connected, the environment, responsible innovation and circular considerations must become integral in the design, development, and deployment of digital technologies to address climate change and the transition to a green and circular economy. With the rapid growth of our digital society and an increasing dependency on electrical and electronic equipment, e-waste and the ICT sector’s carbon footprint have been growing rapidly. The ITU-D Environment Thematic Priority covers activities and issues related to e-waste management through the development of policy and regulation, collection of data and statistics, and the role of ICTs in enhancing environmental sustainability for climate action.

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