Combating climate change with mobile and digital technologies

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Mobile for Development

The UK has a strong track-record in supporting the development of innovations that have a high potential for positive socioeconomic and climate impacts.

This article, written by Charlotte Watts (Chief Scientific Adviser and Director, Research and Evidence Division, FCDO) draws attention to the opportunities identified by a recent report on the role of mobile and digital technologies in addressing climate change.

Commissioned through the Research and Evidence Division’s Mobile for Development programme, 18 high-potential interventions have been identified, spanning seven thematic areas: