Dynamic Coalitions

Below is a listing of the Dynamic Coalitions brought to the attention of the IGF Secretariat. All Dynamic Coalitions may request a listing on this page by contacting the IGF Secretariat: igf [at] unog.ch.


The StopSpamAlliance

Dynamic Coalition on Privacy

The IGF Dynamic Coalition on Open Standards (IGF DCOS)

The Dynamic Coalition on Access and Connectivity for Remote, Rural and Dispersed Communities

Dynamic Coalition on the Internet Bill of Rights

Coalition Dynamique pour la Diversité Linguistique

[email protected] Dynamic Coalition

Freedom of Expression and Freedom of the Media on the Internet (FOEonline)

Online Collaboration Dynamic Coalition

Gender and Internet Governance (GIG)

Framework of Principles for the Internet

Dynamic Coalition on Child Online Safety

Dynamic Coalition on "Accessibility and Disability"

Dynamic Coalition on Internet and Climate Change


The dynamic coalition on Internet and Climate Change (I&CC) is an open organization committed to moderating the environmental impact of the Internet and to seeking new ways to embrace the power of the Internet for reducing greenhouse gas emissions worldwide and to enable transformation in line with the objectives set and to be set under the UNFCCC.

It is estimated that the Internet consumes up to one trillion kilowatt hours of electricity per year, amounting to around 5 per cent of world’s total electricity consumption. More than half of this figure comes from PCs, laptops and screens, but data centres are also a major contributor. Although it is difficult to be precise, it is clear that this figure is growing, especially as Internet use expands in the developing world. More efficient energy use can reduce these numbers significantly, but there is a need to raise user awareness. Furthermore, a globally-connected, broadband Internet can generate savings in terms of encouraging flexible work patterns, travel substitution and supply-chain optimization.


Membership of the dynamic coalition would be open, but it is likely to include standards development organizations, researchers, vendors, network operators and other bodies. The founder members, who will comprise the initial steering committee include:

            International Telecommunication Union (ITU);

            Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (Japan)

            BT (UK)

            Global e-Sustainability Initiative (GESI)

            Deutsche Telekom (DT)






For background information, see www.itu.int/climate

Mailing List

To be created 

Contact: M. Obiso (ITU), Y. Torigoe (MIC Japan), K. Foster (BT) 

See ITU background paper on ICTs and Climate Change, at: http://www.itu.int/dms_pub/itu-t/oth/06/0F/T060F0060090022PDFE.pdf


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