Environment & ICTs
Innovative Knowledge Sharing for Climate Change Adaptation in Africa. AfricaAdapt is an independent bilingual network (French/English) focused exclusively on Africa.
This project links ecological rehabilitation, livelihood development, and access to information.
This project is a collaborative effort on the part of six institutions in three countries (India, Nepal and the United States) under the leadership of the Institute for Social and Environmental Transition – Nepal (ISET – Nepal). Researchers and communities will develop intervention strategies based on income diversification, environmental management and multi-purpose communication systems.
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.
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.