Environment & ICTs
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.
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.
This project aims to provide a systematic, rigorous analysis of the potential of ICTs to help prepare for and adapt to climate change in developing regions. The material produced will be compiled in an edited volume, a series of strategy briefings and a final policy paper.
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.
CISCO’s blog on Climate Change and other ‘green’ issues
Google’s green initiative aiming to lower Google’s carbon footprint through investing in energy efficiency, renewable energy and carbon offsets. Contains details on Google’s efforts to improve the efficiency of their servers and data centers and to ensure proper reuse and recycling of all electronic equipment.
Awareness campaign aimed at educating mobile phone users about the importance of recycling e-waste. Contains information about the materials and substances contained in a mobile device, list of recycling points for disposal of old devices, and photographs from the awareness campaign.
A video compilation of climate change stories that explores the impacts, the action and climate solutions emerging from the region. The T4RA program is developing strategic partnerships with groups focused on climate change issues to both integrate video into their online strategies and to further support the aims of their campaigns.
Profiling Internet equipment from different vendors in terms of consumption, efficiency and other factors and we are using that data to tackle different operational and planning problems. The research group investigates the relationship between network robustness and consumption.