The Communications, Space and Technology Commission (CST) announced joining the Green Digital Action with the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), which includes several international entities and agencies. The Green Digital Action aims to enhance collaboration, fast-track industry-wide commitments to addressing climate challenges, and put digital solutions at the forefront of climate action., by transforming to a digital infrastructure that enables  environmental and sustainable solutions during the COP28 held in Dubai, with the presence of the Secretary-General of  ITU,  Ms. Doreen Bogdan – Martin.

CST revealed that it will be leading the “Foster a circular ICT industry” track as part of the Green Digital Action which consists of six tracks including: reducing ICT sector emissions, advancing climate solutions through open environmental data and technologies, implementing green standards, facilitating a green transition across all industries through digital technology, and leveraging digital systems for disaster alerts and early warnings. 

By joining this initiative, CST seeks to harness its efforts to provide digital and sustainable solutions to address climate challenges, help improve and implement regulations that enable circular economy which contribute to reducing carbon emissions and climate change, and transfer to an eco-friendly digital infrastructure through collaborating with public and private sectors, as well as the UN organizations.

On the sidelines of COP28, CST is organizing a panel discussion entitled "Circular Economy" to highlight the Saudi Arabia’s efforts in leading digital sustainability, with the participation of ITU Deputy Secretary-General Thomas Lemanoskas, and representatives from countries that will apply the “E-Waste Management Regulations”, which was launched by Saudi Arabia in partnership with the ITU. This initiative aims to implement the regulations in Zambia, Rwanda, and Paraguay, which will contribute to providing innovative regulatory solutions to the challenges facing the treatment of e-waste globally, along with raising awareness among policymakers and industry owners on the critical role of fair and practical economical regulations in reducing e-waste production and carbon emissions. 

CST participated in the COP28 to promote Saudi Arabia’s endeavors in leading international efforts to enable digital sustainability, in line with its directions in support of the circular economy. Saudi launched on many initiatives that contributed to raising awareness and educating the public on the best practices for leveraging technology to create a sustainable future for all.


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