A new report from the Broadband Commission for Digital Development, The Broadband Bridge: Linking ICT with Climate Action for a Low-Carbon Economy, highlights 10 recommendations for enabling ICT to accelerate global progress toward a low-carbon economy.

The report, which is the result of work conducted by the Broadband Commission Working Group on Climate Change, chaired by Hans Vestberg, President and CEO of Ericsson, was released today, April 2, 2012 in Ohrid, Macedonia at the fifth meeting of the Commission.

The purpose of the report is to raise awareness about the pivotal role that ICT and broadband can play in helping to create the low-carbon economy of the future, and it identifies best practices, expresses the views of leaders and outlines clear recommendations for policymakers.

It emphasizes the kind of transformative solutions that are enabled by broadband and provides practical examples of how broadband can be used to help societies reduce greenhouse gas emissions, mitigate and adapt to the effects of climate change, and promote resource efficiency. The report concludes with 10 recommendations for policymakers and global leaders to hasten and strengthen the ability of ICT and broadband to accelerate global progress toward a low-carbon economy.

Read the full report and watch the video interview with Hamadoun Touré, Secretary-General of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), and Hans Vestberg above.