ICTs and Climate Change: ITU background report

This report has been prepared by the ITU secretariat as a background paper for the ITU/MIC Japan Symposium on ICTs and Climate Change in Kyoto, Japan on 15-16 April 2008, drawing upon the Technology Watch Briefing Report as well as material from the ITU Telecommunication Development and Radiocommunications Sectors. It looks at the potential role that ICTs play at different stages, from contributing to global warming (section 2), to monitoring it (3), to developing long-term solutions to mitigate its effects, both directly in the ICT sector (4) and in other sectors like energy, transport, buildings etc (5), and finally to helping to adapt to its effects (section 6).

© International Telecommunication Union, 2008, 25 pages