UN Agency Launches Greenest Mobile Phone App Contest

The International Telecommunication Union, the United Nations telecommunications agency, will award $10,000 to the winner of its contest seeking the most innovative mobile telephone application that can contribute to climate change mitigation in poor countries.

The Green ICT Applications Challenge winner likewise gets a chance to showcase the application at the international climate change talks in November in Durban, South Africa.

The contest, launched Tuesday (April 12), is interested in entries focusing on ecodesign, measurement of greenhouse gas emissions and disaster relief, according to the U.N. News Center.

ITU will receive submissions from May 1 to June 17. 

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