Environment & ICTs
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.
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.
Global Pulse will add value to existing monitoring efforts by providing quick-time and real-time actionable information on how vulnerable populations are affected by global compound shocks. It will focus on cross-sectoral vulnerability analysis and early impact detection and will promote collaboration across disciplines, regions, and organizations.
Graphs and visualization of data and arguments used by climate change skeptics vs the scientific consensus. Contains also many more topics visualized.
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.
NICCD is a set of online resources on ICTs, climate change and development associated with the “Climate Change, Innovation and ICTs” research project funded by Canada’s International Development Research Centre and managed by Richard Heeks and Angelica Ospina at the University of Manchester’s Centre for
This Web site provides online guidance, research knowledge and networking about ICTs’ relation to climate change mitigation, monitoring, strategy and adaptation in developing countries.
An initiative by The Committee for Information, Computer and Communications Policy (ICCP) – OECD. The ICCP contributes to the development of policies to meet the opportunities and challenges of electronic commerce and ensuring that its benefits are widely shared, and to improve our grasp of the role played by ICTs in economic growth and job creation.