By ITU News
A new ITU Global Portal provides an index to the wide range actions underway to protect the environment and achieve the smart city vision. The portal also includes a section dedicated to cities’ actions in COVID-19 response and recovery. ITU Global Portal on Environment and Smart Sustainable Cities >
The portal supplements ITU’s international standards and guidelines with a collection of related studies and initiatives external to ITU, structured as six sections corresponding to ITU’s areas of action for environment and smart sustainable cities:
Smart sustainable cities including urban planning and smart energy, smart buildings, and smart mobility.
Cities’ actions to tackle COVID-19,achieve an environmentally sustainable recovery from the pandemic, and increase their resilience to emergencies.
Frontier technologies in fields such as AI, Internet of Things and blockchain and their impacts on environmental sustainability.
Climate actions including climate change monitoring, adaptation and mitigation, focusing on ICTs’ contribution to these actions.
Energy-efficient ICTs looking atgreen ICT supply chains, energy-efficient datacentres, and the environmental requirements of IMT-2020/5G systems.
E-waste and circular economy including frameworks for sustainable e-waste management and supporting circular economy approaches to improve material efficiency.
Learn more about ITU’s areas of action for environment and smart sustainable cities:
For more information, or to express interest in contributing resources to the Global Portal, please contact ITU’s Focal Point for Environment, Smart Sustainable Cities & Communities, Cristina Bueti, at firstname.lastname@example.org.