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The Climate Crisis: Mobile-Enabled Solutions in Humanitarian Emergencies

Digital and mobile-enabled services have a key role to play in addressing the climate crisis. Not only can they help vulnerable communities prepare for and become more resilient to climate risks, but they can also support humanitarian organisations to deliver aid more efficiently and anticipate their response.

Divided into two overarching sections (mitigation and resilience), this report by the GSMA outlines five use cases in which mobile technology plays a critical role in addressing the climate challenge in humanitarian contexts. It also provides seven case studies from across the M4H portfolio to showcase innovations in practice.

The GSMA represents the interests of mobile operators worldwide, uniting more than 750 operators with over 350 companies in the broader mobile ecosystem, including handset and device makers, software companies, equipment providers and internet companies, as well as organisations in adjacent industry sectors. The GSMA also produces the industry-leading MWC events held annually in Barcelona, Los Angeles and Shanghai, as well as the Mobile 360 Series of regional conferences.