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ITU has developed an E-Environment Toolkit (pdf) that will provide policymakers principles and guidelines for the development and deployment of electronic applications and services in the area of the environment. The objective of the initial module of the Toolkit is to help countries to assess the potential contribution that ICTs can make to reduce energy consumption and green house gas (GHG) emissions and to support Member States in the evaluation of their current capacities, the identification of needs and definition of priorities, as a basis for the development of national e-Environment and e-sustainability strategies and action plan for climate change and sustainable development.
A core practical tool in this Toolkit is the e-Environment Readiness Index (EERI). The EERI can be used both as a tool for evaluating the e-Environment readiness of a country to use ICTs for mitigating and adjusting to the impacts of climate change, as well as a process for establishing baseline knowledge about the potential use and impact of ICT systems with respect to the environment.

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