Developing countries face complex environmental challenges due to climate change, pollution, habitat loss, natural disasters, and the negative impact of tourism. These problems can undermine progress in health, economic growth, and livelihoods, and they have a disproportional impact on the poor, women, and vulnerable populations. ICT tools and services enable people to reduce the causes and effects of changing environmental conditions.
The development community has responded by including multiple environmental objectives in the post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Vital Wave has worked with leading foundations on climate change mitigation strategies, and implemented digital solutions that reduce resource requirements for health, financial services, agriculture, and education . The firm has also supported the design and market entry of clean, low-cost energy alternatives.