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Climate Change: the Contribution of Telecommunications

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  • Ewan SUTHERLAND

    (Research Associate, LINK Centre)

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    Global targets for reductions in green house gas emissions require that all economic sectors take stock and then act to limit and to reduce their contributions to climate change. Telecommunications is no exception and while it can help other sectors make savings, the expansion of and growing intensity of use greatly increases the attributable emissions. These arise from a wide range of inputs, including travel and transportation, energy to power and to cool equipment. While reporting at the level of corporations has improved, it is neither consistent nor complete. For consumers and businesses there are almost no data on the various services they buy that might inform their own decision making and their own reporting of emissions.

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    Article provided by IDATE, Com&Strat dept. in its journal Communications & Strategies.

    Volume (Year): 1 (2009)
    Issue (Month): 76 (4th quarter)
    Pages: 61-76

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    Handle: RePEc:idt:journl:cs7603

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    Keywords: climate change; energy efficiency; green house gases; telecommunications.;

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