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1 2/23/2014 Regional Office for West Asia (ROWA) United Nations Environment Programme ICT for a Smart Sustainable Development Model 28 th October 2013 Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain ITU Arab Regional Development Forum ICT for a Smart Sustainable Development Model 28 th October 2013 Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain By: Fareed I. Bushehri

2 2/23/2014 Regional Office for West Asia (ROWA) United Nations Environment Programme THE ROLE OF ICT IN SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT For UNEP ICT has enabled: Online measuring and monitoring for environmental assessment Rapid response to environmental emergencies Video- and e-conferencing of expert groups Reduction in tonnes of CO 2 emissions through tele- and video-conferencing More rapid and resource efficient dissemination of information

3 2/23/2014 Regional Office for West Asia (ROWA) United Nations Environment Programme ROLE OF ICT IN Global INITIATIVES Rio+20 Outcome Document The Future We Want Stressed on: Innovation for Sustainable Development; 10Year Framework of Programmes on Sustainable Consumption & Production Resource Efficient Cities Sustainable Partnership on Environmentally Sound Management of End of Life Mobile Phones Initiative Environmental Management of E-Waste Awareness and Preparedness for Emergencies at the Local Level (APELL) Climate Change

4 2/23/2014 Regional Office for West Asia (ROWA) United Nations Environment Programme Thank You Fareed Bushehri, Programme Officer, UNEP/ROWA, P.O. Box 10880, Manama, Bahrain. Tel: Web:


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