greeningIT

Application of ICTs for climate change adaptation in the water sector (Executive Summary)

By Alan Finlay and Edtih Adera (May 2012, APC and IDRC )

This collection of reports looks at how ICTs can be used to help communities in developing countries facing water stress adapt to climate change by from an ICT4D perspective.

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APC goes back to its roots: ICTs and the environment at the heart of APC's work

CALGARY 1 May 2012 (LC for APCNews)

As a progressive network, the environment has been at the heart of the work of many APC members, and began its work on the GreeningIT project in 2008. APC talks to Alan Finlay, project coordinator for GreeningIT, about APC’s work in the area of ICTs and the environment.

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New research on ICTs for climate change adaptation in the water sector

JOHANNESBURG 19 April 2012 (APC for APCNews)

In this new publication by APC and IDRC, researchers look at how ICTs are, and can be, applied to help communities experiencing water-related stress, adapt to climate change. It gathers reports from Africa, Asia and Latin America; and provides conceptual tools for practitioners.

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Application of ICTs for climate change adaptation in the water sector: Developing country experiences and emerging research priorities

By Various (April 2012, APC and IDRC )

This new publication by the Association for Progressive Communications and the International Development Research Centre gathers several reports from developing countries on how ICTs are and can be applied to help communities experiencing water-reated stress, adapt to climate change.

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ICTs, climate change and water: Need for local adaptation strategies

JOHANNESBURG 22 March 2012 (Shawna Finnegan and Alan Finlay for APC)

Climate change is increasingly affecting the availabily and quality of water world wide, and the poorest are, as usual, the hardest hit. In April APC and the IDRC will release a series of research reports that explore how ICTs can help individuals and communities adapt to water issues related to climate change.

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UN Panel on Global Sustainability describes ICTs as 'critical' for sustainable development in new report

Johannesburg, South Africa

The United Nations Secretary-General’s High Level Panel on Global Sustainability has launched a report, “Resilient People, Resilient Planet: A Future Worth Choosing”, which contains 56 recommendations to implement and mainstream sustainable development into economic policy.

E-waste in Egypt: How do you solve a problem you can't quantify?

CALGARY 2 December 2011 (LC for APCNews)

ICT related e-waste in Egypt is a growing problem, but addressing it is difficult since there is no official research or data on the subject, says a new report written by ArabDev for the APC. APCNews talks to author Leila Hassanin about putting e-waste on the policy map.

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New report asks, how environmentally-friendly is technology?

JOHANNESBURG 13 December 2010 (APC for APC/Hivos)

Computers are creating massive e-waste. The paper industry has had to double to meet printer demand. But smart technologies are bringing huge savings in energy consumption. As the UN conference on climate change starts in Cancun, the new Global Information Society Watch from APC and Hivos looks at ICTs and environmental sustainability in 53 countries, six regions and through ten expert thematic reports. What is the state of the industry in your country? Find out.

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Greening the internet and your life: Over 50 resources

SOFIA 11 October 2010 (Evgenia Tasheva for APC)

An online calculator of global CO2 savings from the use of IT services instead of flying and commuting; energy saving tips for your computer; websites on environmental activism, indicators and research. This is what you’ll find in APC’s new GreeningIT directory which has more than 100 links to existing sustainable information and communication technology (ICT) tools, practices and initiatives where ICTs, climate change and environmental sustainability meet.

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APC launches GreeningIT online directory

SOFIA 11 October 2010 (Evgenia Tasheva for APC)

The GreeningIT directory was officially launched today, marking the first open online database of resources that focuses on the intersection of ICTs and environmental sustainability. The directory aims to gather and present a comprehensive annotated list of initiatives, tools and online communities, featuring both innovative and traditional applications of ICTs to address climate change, environmental issues and the environmental impact of ICTs.

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