Tag Archives: climate change

ITU Becomes Climate Neutral

Climate change is one of the biggest global challenges we face, and tackling this issue requires completely rethinking the way we live, work and do business. Aware of this, and in response to the call made by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in 2007, ITU has made significant progress towards climate neutrality in recent years. The […]

Young Innovators Competition launches Challenge 3 on Smart Cities and Climate Change

The third challenge of the ITU Telecom World 2014 Young Innovators Competition has just been launched in partnership with the World Health Organization (WHO). It seeks innovative ideas on how information and communication technologies (ICTs) can help smart cities to slow down or mitigate the effects of climate change for the benefit of global health. […]

Improving the protection of ICT equipment against lightning strikes

Information and communication technologies (ICTs) pervade almost every aspect of our lives today with innovative devices enabling us to communicate anywhere and at any time. Yet, despite the extraordinary innovation seen in the industry in recent times, ICT devices, home networks and telecommunications equipment have become more vulnerable to the effects of lightning. This is […]

Green cables for climate monitoring and disaster warning

Continents are connected by information superhighways of fibre-optic submarine cables that span our oceans to provide the backbone of the global telecommunications system. The first submarine communication cable was deployed across the English Channel in 1850, and since, more than a million kilometres of cable have been laid on the ocean floor, covering a significant […]

#WorldEnvironmentDay: ICTs combatting climate change and saving lives in Small Island Developing States

Today the world celebrates World Environment Day. As we commemorate the World Environment Day, the international community is finalizing preparations for the upcoming World Summit on the Information Society +10 (WSIS +10) high-level event to be held at the ITU Headquarters in Geneva from 10-13 June 2014. Equally important is the fact that preparations for […]

Adapting ICT infrastructures to cope with climate change

We are only now beginning to understand how climate change is impacting our world. It is changing the lives of every one of us, and research suggests that these impacts are likely to accelerate in the future. There are many practical steps we can take to adapt to climate change, and new research points to […]


The pre-event meetings on 9 June 2014, on the eve of the WSIS High-Level event, will give us an opportunity to take stock of achievements, brainstorm on future outcomes and build a common vision beyond 2015. The WSIS+10 Pre-Event Meetings are scheduled to be organized at ITU (Montbrillant and Varembé Buildings), where the WSIS Forum […]