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Environment and climate change

Active in the area of climate change for well over a decade, ITU is now making climate change a key priority, with strategies to:

Reduce the environmental impact of climate change through:

  • The creation of a standard methodology for calculating carbon footprint;
  • The promotion of next-generation networks (NGNs) (reducing power consumption by up to 40%);
  • Publishing online rather than in print.

Harness the power of ICTs through:

  • Remote collaboration;
  • Intelligent transport systems;
  • Sensor-based networks based on RFID and telemetry.

Monitor climate change by:

  • Conducting and managing studies on remote-sensing;
  • Providing key climate data via radio-based applications.

For more information: http://www.itu.int/themes/climate/