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Following on from members active participation at COP17 in Durban late 2011, the WG is preparing a report on Broadband and Climate Change with recommendations for how broadband investments can be leveraged from a climate perspective. This report will include an analysis of our present situation, government leadership, involvement by the private sector and other stakeholders, as well as a road map and recommendations for further action. The report will be made available online by late February 2012.

​​The Broadband Bridge: Linking IC​T with Climate Action - report ​​

​The Broadband Bridge: Linking ICT with Climate Action is the result of work conducted by the Broadband Commission Working Group on Climate Change, chaired by Hans Vestberg, President and CEO of Ericsson and comprising several members of the Commission, representing industry, international organizations, and NGOs.


WG-CC comprises the following members, including 13 Commissioners and 2 external members:


  Commissioner Organization
1Hans Vestberg (chairman)Ericsson
2Ali M. AbbasovMinister of ICTs Azerbajian
3Ben VerwaayenAlcatel Lucent
4Bruno LanvinINSEAD
5Esteban PachaIMSO
6Hamadoun ToureITU
7Helen ClarkUNDP
8Jeffrey SachsEarth Institute
9Klaus M. LeisingerNovartis
10Orlando AyalaMicrosoft
11Paul S. OtelliniIntel
12Sun YafangHuawei
13Sunil MittalBharti
  Invited members 
1Luis NevesGeSI
2Veena RawatRIM

​ Objectives
  • ​Establish a global leadership platform for creating awareness on the relation between broadband and climate change in the global climate policy work, including recommendations for governments;
  • Link innovation in the ICT industry to the implementation of national and regional broadband plans and accelerating the uptake of transformative low-carbon solutions, in areas such as transportation, utilities, communication or health.

  • Support activities to leverage Broadband and ICT on the global climate agenda, partnering with other organizations and forums that already have this focus.​​

  1. ​​​​​​​​​The group, chaired by Hans Vestberg, President and CEO, Ericsson, was launched in Barcelona (Spain) on 16 February 2011. 

  2. The group has held three meetings via teleconference on 31 March, 30 May and 4 October 2011.​​

 Press Release - Video

Watch a video interview with Dr Hamadoun Touré and Climate Change Working Group Chairman Hans Vestberg:  INTERVIEW

Geneva, 2 April 2012 :  Governments urged to harness the power of information and communication technologies to dramatically cut emissions.New Broadband Commission climate report confirms technology is the key to a low-carbon future