The Asia-Pacific region accounts for nearly half of the global production of greenhouse gas emissions (GHG). As the region most vulnerable to impacts of climate change, efforts to reduce GHG must be accelerated through climate change mitigation and adaptation. Information and communication technologies play a crucial role in climate change mitigation and adaptation strategies. It is crucial to rethink from a policy perspective the ways in which ICT can reduce our ecological footprint and how to leverage digital technologies in climate change adaptation planning.
Recognizing the critical role of digital technologies for climate action and resilience, the Asian and Pacific Training Centre for ICT for Development (APCICT/ESCAP) launched and organized the Capacity Building Programme on “ICT for Climate Resilient Development” on 11-13 April 2022 (virtual).
This event raised awareness on the role of ICT practitioners in addressing the global challenge of climate change; enhance understanding on the key concepts of climate resilient development and the applications of ICTs in climate resilient development, adaptation and mitigation; and strengthen collaborative partnerships between ICT and climate change professionals to achieve climate resilient outcomes.