Environment & ICTs

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
Developed by: 
Chintan
Description: 

The research group addresses issues of sustainable consumption and environmental and social justice. The research focuses on e-waste, environmental issues-related advocacy, etc.

Go to direct to resource: 
http://www.chintan-india.org
Contact person: 
Chintan
Contact email: 
bharati@chintan-india.org
Type of access: 
open
Type of information available online: 
Website, library & film catalogues
Developed by: 
Regional Platform of Electronic Residues in Latin America and the Caribbean
Description: 

The objectives of this regional platform are adequate management and the correct final treatment of e-waste generated in the region. The methodologies which which the regional platform operates are applied research and capacity building.

Go to direct to resource: 
http://residuoselectronicos.net
Contact person: 
Contact email: 
Type of access: 
open
Type of information available online: 
Website, forum, stakeholder database, video, documents
Developed by: 
OneWorld UK
Description: 

OneClimate is an action hub on climate change. It uses innovative spaces and tools to enable users to share experiences, knowledge, insights, questions and answers about climate change. OneClimate.net organized Live Stream from Copenhagen Climate Change Talks into Second Life to enable Global participation in COP 15 without travel carbon.

Go to direct to resource: 
Http://oneclimate.net
Contact person: 
OneClimate initiative
Contact email: 
oneclimate@oneworld.net
Type of access: 
open, registration required to post
Type of information available online: 
campaigns, news, videos, map, projects database, social network
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

Go to direct to resource: 
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.

Go to direct to resource: 
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.

Go to direct to resource: 
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.

Go to direct to resource: 
http://www.texasenvironment.org
Contact person: 
Contact email: 
Type of access: 
open
Type of information available online: 
information, reports, campaigns, links, video

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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