‘ICT can play key role in reducing emissions’

Engineering News, 7 December 2010

The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and the Global e-Sustainability Initiative (GeSI) emphasised that information and communication technologies (ICTs) were vital in assisting with the reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, as well as adapting to climate change and its effects.

In the report ‘Using ICTs to tackle climate change’ the two organisations highlighted that this could be done in three main ways.

Firstly, by the ICT sector reducing its own emissions, secondly, by cutting emissions and raising energy efficiency in other sectors through use of ICT, and thirdly, by using ICT-based systems to monitor weather and the environment, as well as to swiftly transmit data, analysis and alerts.

“ICTs are powerful tools for reducing emissions in every other sector. They also play an essential role in climate science. And because of this major role, they offer one of the most significant opportunities to reduce GHG emissions, especially in those industries that are among the highest producers of carbon dioxide, such as energy generation, waste disposal, construction and transport,” commented ITU secretary-general Hamadoun Touré.

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