Fifth ITU Symposium on ICTs and the Environment and Climate Change

The International Telecommunication Union's (ITU) fifth Symposium on Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) and the Environment and Climate Change will be hosted and co-organized by Egypt's Ministry of Communications and Information Technology and Ministry of State for Environmental Affairs. It will focus on the issue of ICTs, the environment and climate change in Africa, as well as the needs of developing countries. Topics to be discussed include adaptation to climate change, e-waste, cost-effective ICT technologies, methodology of environmental impact assessment of ICT and financing of climate change solutions. The main purpose is to raise awareness of the importance and opportunities of using ICTs to monitor climate change, and to mitigate and address its effects. The symposium will issue the “Cairo Road Map,” a set of recommendations for action in relation to ICTs, the Environment and Climate Change.  

dates: 2-3 November 2010   venue: Smart Village Convention Center, Cairo, Egypt   location: Cairo, Egypt   contact: Cristina Bueti   phone: +41 22 730 58 91   e-mail: info@igf2010.lt   www: http://www.itu.int/ITU-T/worksem/climatechange/201011/index.html