A discussion paper on the scope for using ICT to reduce the impact of greenhouse gas emissions and fight climate change.
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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.
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.
Seven contributions of ICT to mitigating climate change are laid out in this working paper and can be grouped into the following three logical categories: infrastructure innovation; behavioural change and green enablement; and energy efficiency of ICT products and solutions.
This report looks at the role of technology in tackling climate change, the progress Intellect has made to date and the significant challenges the association, as a sector and stakeholder, face ahead in the UK.
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.
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.
This paper explores the relationship between the information society and sustainable development, in particular, the impact of the information society on the environment.
This is an assessment of 24 of the industry's world-leading providers and an analysis of where the ICT industry is today in relation to its maturity in mitigating environmental risks and exploiting the opportunities that the need for reduced carbon emissions will create.
This second issue of ICT World Today examines the role ICTs play in promoting environmental sustainability, including ways in which ICTs are being used to address climate change mitigation and adaptation.
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