This report makes a case for investment in a competitive, open-access national fibre-to-the-home network rollout based on potential spillovers in four key sectors of the economy: electricity, health, transportation and education.
The OECD Conference on Empowering E-Consumers: Strengthening Consumer Protection in the Internet Economy will be hosted by the US Federal Trade Commission in Washington, DC on 8-10 December 2009.
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How can ICTs slow down global warming, improve environmental performance and spearhead the economic recovery?
This book throws a spotlight on innovation across the software universe, setting out key issues and highlighting policy perspectives. It spans research and development, invention, production, distribution and use of software in the market.
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Governments, working together with consumer organisations, teachers’ and parents’ associations and other civil society groups, should do more to promote consumer education. The aim should be to help consumers develop critical thinking and raise awareness, according to new policy recommendations (“Consumer Education: Policy recommendations of the OECD’s Committee on Consumer Education”) recently endorsed by the OECD’s Committee on
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Innovation in ICTs is key to achieving ambitious CO2 emissions reductions. At the UN Climate Change talks in Barcelona - four weeks ahead of COP15 - the OECD, ITU, GeSI and international partners discuss how ICTs can help combat global warming.
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This paper provides an overview of short-term and long-term developments in ICT employment trends. Preliminary analysis of available indicators shows that employment is dropping in the ICT sector - notably in ICT goods sectors and mostly remaining flat in ICT services.
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Internet Governance Forum Workshop: Using ICTs and the Internet to meet environmental challenges 17 November 2009, Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt Governments, business, civil society and international organisations have developed a broad variety of initiatives and tools aimed at making the use of ICTs and the Internet greener. This includes using ICT and Internet-based applications to improve environmental performance in buildings and urban