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Wednesday, March 28, 2012

10 commandments for transforming green economy via broadband


The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) has outlined 10 steps toward transforming green economy via broadband.

The latest report from the Broadband Commission for Digital Development, The Broadband Bridge: Linking ICT with Climate Action for a Low Carbon Economy, under the aegis of ITU highlighted 10 recommendations to enable Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) to accelerate global progress towards a low-carbon economy.

The report, ITRealms Online reliably gathered is the result of work conducted by the Broadband Commission Working Group on Climate Change, chaired by Hans Vestberg, President and chief executive officer (CEO) of Ericsson.

The report scheduled for unveiling April 2, this year in Ohrid, Macedonia at the 5th meeting of the Commission, according to the Chief, Media Relations and Public Information, ITU, Ms Sarah Parkes, raises awareness about the pivotal role that ICT and broadband could play in helping to create a low carbon economy of the future.
In addition, it would identify best practices; express the views of leaders, and outlining clear recommendations for policy makers.

She noted that the report emphasized on kind of transformative solutions that are enabled by broadband and provides practical examples of how broadband could contribute to reducing greenhouse gasses (GHGs).

Additionally, the report highlighted how to mitigate and adapt to the effects of climate change, and promoting resource efficiency and concludes with 10 recommendations for policy makers and global leaders to hasten and strengthen the ability of ICT and broadband to accelerate global progress towards the low-carbon economy.

She disclosed that the full report, a 1-page highlight document, and a video interview with Working Group on Climate Change Chairman Hans Vestberg and Dr Hamadoun Touré (Secretary-General, ITU) are available to media only.

Remmy Nweke
ITREALMS Online ... delivering news for ICT4D

1 comment:

Stew said...

It's high time that technological companies spearhead actions like these not only for the cause it promotes but also to ensure that their business stays on the pedestal for the years to come. Just as what some automotive companies did back in the 40s. Technology will be the forefront in all of businesses in the future. It is here to stay and is meant for one and only one thing--to grow. health insurance illinois