Information and Telecommunication Technologies for Environmental Challenges
Eye on Earth Summit, 2011
by: International Telecommunication Union (ITU)

The Eye On Earth Summit - and multi-stakeholder event and exhibition to convene the thought and action leaders in the worldwide environmental and societal information networking consensus on key areas of mutual importance, and to collaborate towards strengthening existing initiatives and filling gaps towards more future. The Summit is expected to: Identify commonalities in existing environmental information networks in an effort to strengthen, align and synergize these initiatives while collectively filling the gaps through coordinated alignment of common efforts; Strengthen, synergize, and extend global processes for bridging the environmental knowledge gap and provide data, information and tools for decision (transformative action); Reinforce multilateral policies and institutional arrangements to leverage investments in environmental data while ensuring the preservation of the investment in this information to improve information infrastructure in countries needed coordinated, effective and sustainable development; Support technical cooperation to accelerate the building of a federated global environmental information infrastructure; Accelerate capacity building and technology support programs around the world to further close the gap between developed and developing nations. Strengthen access to resources to support developing countries

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