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: 
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: 
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: 
Caribbean Disaster Emergency Response Agency - CDERA
Description: 

This project aims to identify and test innovative information and communication technology (ICT) applications that could enhance the effectiveness of disaster management in the Caribbean, including early warning systems and post-crisis collection. Activities include the testing of ICT applications and research in three island states (St.

Go to direct to resource: 
http://idrc.ca/en/ev-123600-201-1-DO_TOPIC.html
Contact person: 
General information
Contact email: 
cdera@caribsurf.com
Type of access: 
open
Type of information available online: 
project summary
Developed by: 
LirneAsia
Description: 

A participatory concept paper for the design of an effective all-hazard public warning system titled, National Early Warning System: Sri Lanka (NEWS:SL) , which was partially funded by the IDRC . The central focus of the concept paper were the parameters and institutional requirements for and effective early warning system for Sri Lanka. Five technologies are tested:
1.

Go to direct to resource: 
http://lirneasia.net/projects/2006-07/evaluating-last-mile-hazard-information-dissemination-hazinfo/
Contact person: 
Nuwan Waidyanatha
Contact email: 
info[at]lirneasia[dot]net
Type of access: 
open
Type of information available online: 
project summary, blog, project reports

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