Environment & ICTs

Developed by: 
Resources for the Future, Climate Advisers, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis
Description: 

The Forest Carbon Index illuminates the geography of potential forest carbon investments by compiling and mapping quantitative localized data relating to biological, economic, investment, and market readiness conditions.

Profit Potential: Raw profit potential is calculated by subtracting the expected cost of managing a piece of land for forest carbon from expected forest carbon revenues.

Go to direct to resource: 
http://www.forestcarbonindex.org/
Contact person: 
Climate Advisers
Contact email: 
info@climateadvisers.com
Type of access: 
open
Type of information available online: 
maps, policy recommendations, report, contact owner for datasets
Developed by: 
Sustainability Institute
Description: 

The first purpose of Climate Interactive’s C-Learn simulator is to help you use a scientifically rigorous model to set a goal for CO2 in the atmosphere, explore what it will take to reach that goal and to empower you to share those insights with others via graphs and explanation in order to make such actions happen.
This simulator can help you: * Learn.

Go to direct to resource: 
http://forio.com/simulation/climate-development/
Contact person: 
Climate Interactive
Contact email: 
climateinteractive[at]sustainer[dot]org
Type of access: 
open to view, copy
Type of information available online: 
simulation, models, graphs, data sets
Developed by: 
National IT- and Telecom Agency
Description: 

Green IT is research in and use of IT in an efficient and environmentally correct manner.
Green IT can contribute to reducing energy consumption, both by reducing power consumption as well as promoting innovative IT solutions capable of reducing energy consumption and CO2 emissions in other sectors.
This Action Plan presents eight concrete initiatives for the private and public sectors, which wi

Go to direct to resource: 
http://www.itst.dk/filer/Publications/Action_plan_for_Green_IT_in_Denmark/index.htm
Contact person: 
National IT- and Telecom Agency
Contact email: 
itst@itst.dk
Type of access: 
Open
Type of information available online: 
action plan in .html and dowloadable .pdf document
Developed by: 
United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
Description: 

UNEP 2010 report “Recycling – from E-Waste to Resources” estimates future e-waste generation, based on data from 11 developing countries.
UNEP’s activities are aimed at promoting industry awareness and sustainable growth through education and collaboration with employees, customers, and suppliers.

Go to direct to resource: 
http://www.unep.fr/scp/ict/
Contact person: 
Sonia Valdivia
Contact email: 
sc@unep.fr
Type of access: 
open
Type of information available online: 
report, information, links
Developed by: 
GeSI
Description: 

GeSI, the Global e-Sustainability Initiative, aims to further sustainable development in the ICT sector. GeSI brings together leading ICT companies – including telecommunications service providers and manufacturers as well as industry associations – and non-governmental organisations committed to achieving sustainability objectives through innovative technology.

Go to direct to resource: 
http://www.gesi.org
Contact person: 
GeSI Secretariat
Contact email: 
info@gesi.org
Type of access: 
open, training resources for members only
Type of information available online: 
website, reports, training resources
Developed by: 
Resources for the Future
Description: 

The Global Adaptation Atlas, an initiative of Resources for the Future’s Center for Climate and Electricity Policy, aims to enable a global community of scientists, policymakers, planners, donors and citizens to visualize what impacts are likely to affect their regions, what responses are underway, and what gaps need to be filled.

Go to direct to resource: 
http://www.adaptationatlas.org/
Contact person: 
Contact email: 
info@adaptationatlas.org
Type of access: 
open, registration required to save maps, download and upload data
Type of information available online: 
interactive maps, data
Developed by: 
Green Belt Movement
Description: 

GBM Kenya is a non-profit grassroots NGO based in Kenya. Since 2007 GBM has integrated digital mapping and GIS into its monitoring and evaluations procedures. GBM’s GIS Lab in Kenya provides the capability to create/collect, edit, query, analyze and display geographic information in order to facilitate better tracking of GBM’s programs.

Go to direct to resource: 
http://greenbeltmovement.org/
Contact person: 
Green Belt Movement
Contact email: 
gbm@greenbeltmovement.org
Type of access: 
open
Type of information available online: 
website, blog
Developed by: 
United Nations Environment Program - UNEP
Description: 

The GEO Data Portal is the authoritative source for data sets used by UNEP and its partners in the Global Environment Outlook (GEO) report and other integrated environment assessments.

Go to direct to resource: 
http://geodata.grid.unep.ch
Contact person: 
Jaap van Woerden
Contact email: 
woerden@grid.unep.ch
Type of access: 
open
Type of information available online: 
searchable online database, data sets, graphs, maps, tables
Developed by: 
United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
Description: 

The UNFCCC CDM Bazaar is a cost-free Web-based facility which serves as a platform for exchange of information on Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) project opportunities, featuring three key types of market players: sellers, buyers and service providers.

Go to direct to resource: 
http://www.cdmbazaar.net
Contact person: 
Kasper Agger, CDM Bazaar Facilitator
Contact email: 
cdmbazaar@risoe.dk
Type of access: 
open, registration required for posting
Type of information available online: 
projects database, events, publications, employment opportunities
Developed by: 
Ecosia Microsoft Yahoo
Description: 

Ecosia is an eco-friendly Internet search engine backed by Yahoo, Bing and the World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). At least 80% of its advertising revenue go to a rainforest protection program run by the WWF. Ecosia servers run on green electricity.Ecosia: Green Search Engine: Ecosia: Green Search EngineEcosia: Green Search Engine: Ecosia: Green Search Engine

Go to direct to resource: 
http://ecosia.org
Contact person: 
Ecosia
Contact email: 
questions@ecosia.org
Type of access: 
open
Type of information available online: 
Search engine

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