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ITU Releases Documents from Symposium on ICT and Climate Change

ITU Symposia on ICTs and Climate Change July 2008: The International Telecommunication Union (ITU)

has released the outcome documents from its second symposium on Information and

Communication Technologies (ICTs) and Climate Change, held in London, UK, from 17-18 June 2008.

The symposium was organized under a new initiative to

investigate the role of ICTs in climate change mitigation and adaptation.

Discussions at the symposium addressed the contribution of ICTs to global

greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions; the potential of ICTs to reduce GHG emissions

and mitigate climate change, including through the measurement and management

of activities that contribute to GHG emissions, through the process of

dematerialization and by developing energy efficiency standards; and the ways

ICTs can be applied to support climate change adaptation and disaster

preparedness. Copies of presentations are available on the event website. [The Symposium

Website] [Summary Report] [Chairman's Report]