Climate Change Mitigation, ICTs and Development: New Strategy Brief

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Richard Heeks

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Feb 21, 2012, 6:49:54 PM2/21/12
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"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: http://www.niccd.org/

 

We encourage you to share ideas on ICTs, climate change and development via http://groups.google.co.uk/group/niccd and comment on key issues at: http://niccd.wordpress.com

 

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 (http://www.idrc.ca) and managed by the University's Centre for Development Informatics (http://www.cdi.manchester.ac.uk).

 

Richard Heeks & Angelica Ospina

 

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