climate change

OECD Information Technology Outlook 2010

The OECD Information Technology Outlook 2010 analyzes the economic crisis and recovery, and suggests that the outlook for IT goods and services industries is good after weathering a turbulent economic period better than during the crisis at the beginning of the 2000s. According to the report, the industry continues to restructure, with non-OECD economies, particularly China and India, major suppliers of information and communications technology-related goods and services.

The role of ICT in advancing growth in least developed countries: trends, challenges and opportunities 2011

This report examines some of the emerging trends and current challenges faced by least developed countries (LDCs) on their road to poverty alleviation, taking into consideration concerns regarding access to financial resources, infrastructural obstacles – in particular those of the telecommunication sector, human capacity, as well as the additional risks that climate change is bringing about to most LDCs, but specially to those that are also Small Island Developing States (SIDS).

Climate Innovation Centres: A New Way to Foster Climate Technologies in the Developing World?

This report was commissioned to develop practical recommendations on the design of Climate Innovation Centres (CICs). Based on rigorous analysis the report shows how CICs can: develop and deploy appropriate technologies to mitigate and adapt to climate change; catalyze competitive domestic industries in clean technologies for job creation and economic growth; and deliver ancillary climate technology benefits such as energy security and access, and reduced local pollution.

ICTs, Climate Change and Development: Case Evidence

This is a complementary volume to the book "ICTs, Climate Change and Development: Themes and Strategic Actions", which reviews current evidence on this topic and offers strategic recommendations for policy, practice and future research. In this book, we present a set of twenty new case studies which were commissioned by the IDRC-funded research project, "Climate Change, Innovation and ICTs".