| September 22, 2012

A Review of Environmental Sustainability in Broadband Policies

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Global overview and case studies on Australia and Rwanda


This study is part of a series of studies being undertaken by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) in partnership with the Broadband Commission to take an indepth look at the state of broadband development. This series of case studies underlines the importance of broadband and ICTs in accelerating the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) by 2015, and aims to assist countries in meeting the Broadband Challenge and Targets adopted by the Broadband Commission in October 2011.

This case study complements previous work in the area of ICTs and sustainability by looking at the potential and existing contributions of broadband towards the achievement of MDG7, which targets environmental sustainability, including reducing CO2 emissions, improving access to water and sanitation, reversing biodiversity loss and improving the lives of slum dwellers.