ICTs and climate change mitigation in Developing Countries

Urgent action is required to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Developing countries overall are significant emitters, and they must maximise use of ICTs in three ways: Green ICT: reducing the emissions from production and use of ICTs themselves; Smart ICT: using ICTs in other sectors – energy, buildings, transportation, logistics, manufacture and forestry – to shrink their carbon footprint; Community ICT: applying ICTs at community level to reduce energy consumption and substitute for journeys.