Environment & ICTs
IGBP Climate-Change Index was launched in Copenhagen, 9 December 2009, in order to help communicate global-change trends for the public and policymakers.
It brings together key indicators of global change: carbon dioxide, temperature, sea level and sea ice.
ITU has developed an E-Environment Toolkit (pdf) that will provide policymakers principles and guidelines for the development and deployment of electronic applications and services in the area of the environment.
Started by Google and Intel in 2007, the Climate Savers Computing Initiative is a nonprofit group of eco-conscious consumers, businesses and conservation organizations. The Initiative was started in the spirit of WWF’s Climate Savers program which has mobilized over a dozen companies since 1999 to cut carbon dioxide emissions, demonstrating that reducing emissions is good business.
Through Climate Witness, WWF connects with people around the world and provides them with an opportunity to share stories about how climate change impacts their lives here and now.
WWF and Sustainable ICT: list of reports
- Communication Solutions for Low Carbon Cities (2.53 MB pdf)
- A five-step-plan for a low carbon urban development (6.03 MB pdf)
- From Workplace to Anyplace (2.80 MB pdf)
- The potential global CO2 reductions from ICT use (1.87 MB pdf)
- Outline for the first global IT strategy for CO2 reductions (9.26 MB pdf)
- From Fossil to Future with Innovative
In 2009, Climate Lab launched http://climatelab.org, an interactive wiki website where users can collaboratively author and edit climate change information and media online.
Carbon Monitoring for Action (CARMA) is a database containing information on the carbon emissions of over 50,000 power plants and 4,000 power companies worldwide. CARMA is the first global inventory of a major, emissions-producing sector of the economy.
The objective of CARMA.org is to equip individuals with the information they need to forge a cleaner, low-carbon future.
The Cabinet Office made recommendations in the report aimed at making the energy consumption of government ICT carbon-neutral within four years. The report claims the UK government is the first in the world to make such an effort.
The e-Stewards Initiative is a project of the Basel Action Network (BAN), which runs the e-Stewards certification program for electronics recyclers. The certification program is designed to provide market incentives that drive the certification of the entire recycling chain that is managing the toxic materials.
NHESS encompasses: * The evolution of natural systems towards extreme conditions and the detection of precursors of such evolution. * The monitoring of rare events and the integration of measures for the understanding of spatial and temporal characteristics of rare natural phenomena. * The development of new techniques for the reduction of damage to human settlements and the impact of rare e