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ITU’s Dynamic Coalition on Internet and Climate Change Holds First Meeting

ITU Climate Change 18 December 2008: The Dynamic Coalition on Internet and Climate Change (DCICC) held its first meeting on 4 December 2008, during the third Internet Governance Forum in Hyderabad, India, which convened from 3-6 December 2008.

At the meeting, the DCICC agreed on a set of objectives and actions for

the coming year, including to advocate the important role that

information and communication technologies can play in reducing

greenhouse gas emissions in all sectors, and the need for the Internet

to grow in an environmentally-friendly manner.

The DCICC was launched by the International Telecommunication Union

(ITU), the Global e-Sustainability Initiative, the Ministry of Internal

Affairs and Communications of Japan, British Telecom and Deutsche

Telecom, with many new entities joining during this first meeting. The

group is committed to moderating the environmental impact of the

Internet, and to seeking new ways to use the Internet to reduce

greenhouse gas emissions globally. Membership of the DCICC is open. [ITU Announcement] [DCICC Website]