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Start Date:
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World or Multi-Regional
Training topics
  • ICT & Climate Change
  • E-Waste
Training type
Online instructor led
  • English
Event organizer
Event mail contact
  • Daniela Gutierrez-Torres
Course level



This course aims to inform telecommunications policymakers and regulators, particularly those in emerging and developing markets, about the multifaceted relationship between mobile technologies and climate change. It also discusses how the mobile industry is reducing its own impacts on climate change while also enabling climate action in other sectors. Furthermore, it details how policymakers can facilitate climate action across the mobile ecosystem and beyond.

This course is designed for policymakers and regulators. This course will also be helpful to other important stakeholders, including energy and climate-related policymakers seeking to better understand how mobile technologies can contribute to climate action; and relevant international organisations and NGOs who are interested in the intersection between digital and mobile technologies and climate change. 

This course is open to: 

  • Regulators 

  • Policymakers 

  • Representatives from academia and international organisations working on regulatory or policy issues 

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:  

  • Define the drivers and impacts of climate change 

  • Identify how mobile operators are mitigating their climate impacts 

  • Recognize the importance of responsible management of used mobile phones and other electronic equipment and waste 

  • Explain the opportunities for digital and mobile technologies to support broader action on climate change mitigation and adaptation 

  • Describe the policy and regulatory enablers that can help the mobile sector have maximum impact on climate action 

The course consists of four sessions, 3 hours per day, which include presentations and discussions relevant to the topic and case studies covering different regions, such as energy efficiency strategies used by mobile operators in Latin America, and renewable energy in Southeast Asia.

18 June day 1: 10:00 am-1:00 pm BST

19 June day 2: 10:00 am-12:00 pm BST

A total score higher than 80% is required to obtain the ITU certificate.  

The students will have to submit a final project to the platform, this will be the only assignment and the passing threshold is 80%.  Likewise, attendance at both training sessions will be mandatory and marked automatically on the ITU Academy platform via Zoom.   

Day 1 

18 June day 1: 10:00 am-1:00 pm BST


  1. Climate Change and mobile technologies 

  1. Addressing the industry’s operational emissions 

Key learning points

  • Learn key concepts related to climate change and discuss the climate impacts of mobile technologies. 
  • Discuss how the mobile industry can reduce its impacts on climate change, focusing on energy efficiency and renewable energy. 


Day 2

19 June day 2: 10:00 am-12:00 pm BST

  1. Environmental impacts of mobile and the circular economy
  2. Mobile and the impact of climate change 

Key learning points

  • Look at the environmental impacts of manufacturing and disposing of mobile devices and networking equipment, and how the mobile industry and its supply chains can move the mobile ecosystem towards a more circular economy. 
  • Explore the potential opportunities for mobile technologies and services to help reduce emissions across the economy and make citizens and countries more resilient to the increasing impacts of climate change 
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