ICT and the Environment in Developing Countries: An Overview of Opportunities and Developments
Communications & Strategies, No. 76, p. 39, 2009
22 Pages Posted: 17 Aug 2010 Last revised: 16 Apr 2011
Date Written: November 16, 2009
Both developed and developing countries face many environmental challenges, including climate change, improving energy efficiency and waste management, addressing air pollution, water quality and scarcity, and loss of natural habitats and biodiversity. Drawing on the existing literature, this paper presents an overview of how the Internet and the ICT and related research communities can help tackle environmental challenges in developing countries. The review focuses on the role of ICTs in climate change mitigation, mitigating other environmental pressures, and climate change adaptation.
Keywords: Information and Communication Technology (ICT), Environment, Climate Change, Mitigation, Adaptation
JEL Classification: O31, O32, O33
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