Environment & ICTs

Fighting illegal logging in Bulgaria's forests

SOFIA 12 July 2010 (BlueLink for APCNews)

A campaign to expose illegal logging is a new wall against the extinction of forests in Bulgaria. The campaign combines digital tools and green activism in an online system for filing whistle-blower alerts.

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ICTs, Climate Change and Development: New Concept Paper and Scoping Study

Manchester

Two new documents on ICTs, climate change and development are available online at: http://www.niccd.org/resources.htm

Concept Paper: builds four new conceptual models –
i) Climate change vulnerability in developing countries;
ii) Climate change adaptation and adaptive capacity of communities and wider “livelihood systems”;
iii) Climate change resilience;
iv) The contribution of ICTs to

Developed by: 
Global Environment Facility Evaluation Office (GEFEO)
Description: 

Site dedicated to building the networking and professional capacity of individuals working on the evaluation of climate change and international development projects and programs. The “Climate-Eval” community of practice is a network oriented at building and improving the quality of information shared through the site.

Go to direct to resource: 
http://www.climate-eval.org/
Contact person: 
Gonzalo Griebenow
Contact email: 
GGriebenow@TheGEF.org
Type of access: 
Open, registration required to post
Type of information available online: 
discussion forums, news, events, electronic library

JAKARTA: Time for Reel Action Climate Crisis Video Launch

JAKARTA 2 June 2010 (Andrew Garton for EngageMedia)

Coinciding with World Environment Day EngageMedia is launching a curated compilation of videos that deal with climate change issues from an Asia-Pacific perspective. Time for Reel Action (T4RA) is a video compilation of climate change stories that explores the impacts, the action and climate solutions emerging from the region.

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Developed by: 
Google
Description: 

Google Earth’s attempt to explore the potential impacts of climate change on Earth and solutions for adaptation and mitigation, in the context of the United Nation’s Climate Conference (COP15) in Copenhagen.

Go to direct to resource: 
http://www.google.com/landing/cop15/
Contact person: 
Google
Contact email: 
info@google.com
Type of access: 
Open
Type of information available online: 
video, 3D tour

The International Congress on “Media literacy and digital cultures”

Seville

Euro-Iberoamerican
Congress ATEI
Media literacy and digital cultures
Seville, May 13 and 14, 2010

Held by:
Asociación de Televisiones
Educativas y Culturales Iberoamericanas

Presentatio

Rightsizing Telecoms

Occupied Palestine

The current financial crisis has been branded as that of the banking, insurance and automobile industries. However, other sectors—namely telecommunications—which are seemingly humming along should not be ignored by those interested in maximizing today’s economic lessons. Turning a blind eye toward a profitable industry should no longer be an option. Industry regulators and legislators must be prepared to take proactive action before an industry falters.

Taking inventory is a good starting point. The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) recently issued its 2009 Information Economy Report. The report focuses on the development implications of information and communication technologies (ICTs) worldwide. The position of the US should be ringing some alarms.

Planting the Knowledge Seed: Adapting to climate change using ICTs

By Patrick Kalas and Alan Finlay (September 2009, BCO )

Studies reveal that the use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) makes up 2% of all global emissions – the same amount as the airline industry. By 2012, 4.5 billion people will have access to a mobile phone – the majority will be those live on less than USD 2 a day and be the most likely to be affected by climate change. Planting the Knowledge Seed – Adapting to climate change using ICTs a publication from the Building Communication Opportunities alliance, explores the practical linkages between climate change, access to and sharing of information and knowledge and communication for development

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Going green with a Solar Mobile Phones Chargers

How does the solar cell phone charger work?

The solar cell phone charger works very simply. Instead of using an energy
company, the Sun charges the phone’s battery.

New report on climate change and ICTs: What information and knowledge can do

MONTEVIDEO 17 December 2009 (KAH for APCNews)

Studies reveal that the use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) makes up 2% of all global emissions – the same amount as the airline industry. By 2012, 4.5 billion people will have access to a mobile phone – the majority will be those live on less than USD 2 a day and be the most likely to be affected by climate change. “Planting the Knowledge Seed – Adapting to climate change using ICTs”, a publication from the Building Communication Opportunities alliance, explores the practical linkages between climate change, access to and sharing of information and knowledge and communication for development.

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