Climate Change Mitigation, ICTs and Development: New Strategy Brief

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Richard Heeks

Feb 21, 2012, 6:49:54 PM2/21/12

"ICTs and Climate Change Mitigation in Developing Countries" is written for policy makers and strategic planners in senior climate change and ICT4D roles.


The briefing outlines:


- The drivers behind climate change mitigation in developing countries


- Three main application domains for mitigation-relevant use of ICTs: green ICT; smart ICT (energy, buildings, transportation, commerce, forestry); and community ICT


- Key challenges and opportunities for developing countries


- Strategic action steps on e-mitigation for international organisations, governments and private firms


- Sources of further information


Links to thematic papers, case studies, other strategy briefs and materials on ICTs, climate change and development can be found at:


We encourage you to share ideas on ICTs, climate change and development via and comment on key issues at:


This strategy brief is the product of the University of Manchester's "Climate Change, Innovation and ICTs" research project, funded by Canada's International Development Research Centre ( and managed by the University's Centre for Development Informatics (


Richard Heeks & Angelica Ospina


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