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ICTs and Climate Change - ITU-T Technology Watch Report #3

This report looks at the potential role that information and communication technologies (ICTs) play at different stages of the process of climate change, from contributing to global warming, to monitoring it, to mitigating its impact on the most vulnerable parts of the globe, to developing long-term solutions, both directly in the ICT sector and in other sectors like energy, transport, buildings etc. The final sections examine what ITU-T is already doing in this field and describe strategic options for the future.

SMART 2020: Enabling the low carbon economy in the information age

This report has quantified the direct emissions from ICT products and services based on expected growth in the sector. It also looked at where ICT could enable significant reductions of emissions in other sectors of the economy and has quantified these in terms of CO2e emission savings and cost savings. The report also launches the SMART framework, a guide for developing ICT solutions. Through standards, monitoring and accounting (SMA) tools and rethinking (R) and optimising how we live and work, ICT could be one crucial piece of the overall transformation (T) to a low carbon economy.

ICTs for e-Environment

This report reviews key ICT trends and provides an overview of the impact that ICTs have on the environment and climate change as well as their role in helping mankind to mitigate and adapt to these changes. The report approaches the topic from a developmental perspective and is based on consultations with key actors and extensive online research.