Environment & ICTs

Developed by: 
M S Swaminathan Research Foundation / IDRC
Description: 

This project links ecological rehabilitation, livelihood development, and access to information.

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http://www.idrc.ca/en/ev-102523-201-1-DO_TOPIC.html
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open
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Developed by: 
IDRC
Description: 

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.

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http://www.idrc.ca/en/ev-124361-201_103232-1-IDRC_ADM_INFO.html
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Developed by: 
IDRC
Description: 

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.

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http://www.idrc.ca/en/ev-129039-201_105937-1-IDRC_ADM_INFO.html
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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.

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http://www.cdmbazaar.net
Contact person: 
Kasper Agger, CDM Bazaar Facilitator
Contact email: 
cdmbazaar@risoe.dk
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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

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http://ecosia.org
Contact person: 
Ecosia
Contact email: 
questions@ecosia.org
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open
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Search engine
Developed by: 
GetUp
Description: 

GetUp is a grass-roots progressive advocacy movement and a social networking website, organising targeted strategic actions on many social and political issues, with a strong emphasis on climate change and public participation.

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http://www.getup.org.au
Contact person: 
GetUp!
Contact email: 
info@getup.org.au
Type of access: 
open, registration required for membership and taking action
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Campaigning tools
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Avaaz
Description: 

Avaaz is one of the largest online activist networks with a strong political agenda aimed at closing the gap between the rich and poor regions.

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http://www.avaaz.org
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open, registration required to take action
Type of information available online: 
Text, pictures, videos, user messages, online campaigning tools
Developed by: 
Texas Campaign for the Environment
Description: 

A non-profit organization campaigning for Texans to tackle e-waste and other issues. TCE is related to the TCE Fund, which also focuses on e-waste, providing detailed information, research and suggestions for individual action.

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http://www.texasenvironment.org
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open
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information, reports, campaigns, links, video
Developed by: 
David McCandless
Description: 

Graphs and visualization of data and arguments used by climate change skeptics vs the scientific consensus. Contains also many more topics visualized.Information is Beautiful: climate skeptics vs. the scientific consensusInformation is Beautiful: climate skeptics vs. the scientific consensus

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http://www.informationisbeautiful.net/visualizations/climate-change-deniers-vs-the-consensus/
Contact person: 
David McCandless
Contact email: 
InformationIsBeautiful@Gmail.com
Type of access: 
open
Type of information available online: 
blog, graphs, images, data sources, data sets
Developed by: 
RealClimate
Description: 

RealClimate is a commentary site on climate science by working climate scientists for the interested public and journalists. The site aims to provide a quick response to developing stories and provide the context sometimes missing in mainstream commentary. The discussion is restricted to scientific topics and will not get involved in any political or economic implications of the science.

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http://www.realclimate.org
Contact person: 
RealClimate
Contact email: 
contrib@realclimate.org
Type of access: 
open
Type of information available online: 
Website, wiki, blog, forum, data sources, links, tutorials

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