1. Freedom of Expression
a. Online information and disinformation
b. Online debates and criticisms
2. ICT's Two-fold Role
As seen in section 2, ICT serves as a major linchpin in the efforts to fight climate change. The versatility of ICT does not merely stop at empowering people at work, education and personal living; the appropriate harnessing of the power of ICT would aid in reducing carbon gas emissions into the atmosphere. However, ICT is in fact also a contributor to the upward spiral of greenhouse gas emissions.
The Global ICT Footprint
It has been reported that the intense use of the Internet has contributed to 5.3% of the world's energy consumption while ICT in general is responsible for around 2.5% of the world's Greenhouse gases emissions . In addition, the ICT industry's own carbon footprint is predicted to grow at 6% annually and double by 2020 due to greater uptake of technology in China and India, the two economic powerhouses, as well as the rest of the world .
The ICT sector must manage its own growing impact and continue to reduce emissions from data centres, telecommunications networks, and the manufacture and use of its products.
3. Inability of ICT to stand as an independent solution
Although ICT is increasingly being recognised as one of the strongest candidates among all industry sectors to lead in the fight against Climate Change, ICT alone is insufficient to conclude sustained success.
ICT needs to be complemented with other solutions or measures to improve and support its role in fighting climate change.
a. Support by environmental organisation, communities and governmental authorities
- Strong governmental support and inclination towards a cleaner and greener environment
b. Research and implementation of other Science and Technology
- Geothermal Energy
- Wind Power
- Solar Energy
- Hydrogen fuel
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