Environment & ICTs
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.
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