Environment & ICTs
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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”.