Environment & ICTs

Developed by: 
MIT Center for Collective Intelligence
Description: 

Climate Collaboratorium aims to harness the collective intelligence of thousands of people around the world to address global climate change by developing a global, on-line forum in which people can create, analyze, and ultimately select detailed plans for what we humans can do about global climate change.
Using open modeling, large scale argumentation and group decision-making technologies, the

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http://www.climatecollaboratorium.org
Contact person: 
Robert Laubacher
Contact email: 
rjl@mit.edu
Type of access: 
open, registration required for posting
Type of information available online: 
Wiki, Debates, Plans, Models
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
Type of information available online: 
Campaigning tools
Developed by: 
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
Contact person: 
Contact email: 
Type of access: 
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
Contact person: 
Contact email: 
Type of access: 
open
Type of information available online: 
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
Developed by: 
University of Manchester
Description: 

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

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http://niccd.wordpress.com/
Contact person: 
Richard Heeks
Contact email: 
niccd.project@googlemail.com
Type of access: 
open
Type of information available online: 
Blog
Developed by: 
Centre for Development Informatics (CDI) of the University of Manchester
Description: 

This Web site provides online guidance, research knowledge and networking about ICTs’ relation to climate change mitigation, monitoring, strategy and adaptation in developing countries.

Go to direct to resource: 
http://www.niccd.org/
Contact person: 
Prof. Richard Heeks, Principal Investigator
Contact email: 
niccd.project@googlemail.com
Type of access: 
open, registration in discussion group required for posting
Type of information available online: 
discussion group, blog, resources, reports
Developed by: 
OECD
Description: 

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.

Go to direct to resource: 
http://www.oecd.org/sti/ict/green-ict
Contact person: 
Graham Vickery, Head of Information Economy Group
Contact email: 
Graham.Vickery@oecd.org
Type of access: 
open
Type of information available online: 
Website, data sets, videos, graphs, reports

Progressive techies declare their rights - and responsibilities

MONTEVIDEO 2 August 2010 (Kah for APCNews)

At the United States Social Forum on June 24 fifty politically progressive technologists came together for the first US Progressive Techie Congress. The Congress emerged with a statement applauded by other socially-responsible networks like the APC as “a great set of principles”.

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