New guide for policy makers on ICTs and climate change

By Richard Heeks & Angelica Ospina (Ed) Publisher: Unversity of Manchester     Manchester,

“Making Policy on ICTs and Climate Change in Developing Countries” is written for policy makers and policy advisers in senior climate change and ICT roles.

The guide:

  • Identifies the ICTs, climate change and development (ICCD) policy actors and priorities at three levels: international, national and sub-national.
  • Lays out five ICCD policy principles.
  • Details the climate change issues that ICT policy should address, and the ICT issues that climate change policy should address.
  • Alongside these policy content elements, describes the policy structures and policy processes that need to be in place.
  • Evaluates ICCD policy benefits and risks.
  • Identifies the key entry points to ICCD policy for developing country policy makers.

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

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

This policy guide 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.

Download Making Policy on ICTs and Climate Change in Developing Countries for free.

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