Press Release: Built-in ICT resilience needed to face climate change

Report calls for mainstreaming of climate change adaptation principles

Geneva, 28 April 2014 – Adaptive practices for the ICT sector will become part of the ‘new normal’ as climate change impacts increase. This is a key conclusion of a new report produced by ITU along with UNFCCC and UNESCO with support from Deutsche Telekom.

The report titled “Resilient Pathways: The adaptation of the ICT sector to climate change” recommends that positioning climate change in the sector’s agenda requires the active engagement of stakeholders at all levels, fostering the adoption of innovative measures to better cope with, respond and adjust to change. The reports launch follows the addition of a new ICT Solutions pillar in the UNFCCC’s Momentum for Change initiative which ITU welcomes as a very positive step towards strengthening the transformational potential of ICTs as part of climate change responses.

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