APC member Korean Progressive Network Jinbonet, a non-profit service provider in South Korea since 1998, has recently launched its website in English. The new site is comprised of a news feed, oganisational information and an archive of important English language documents on issues such as freedom of expression, privacy, copyright, pharmaceutical patents, etc., in South Korea. Jinbonet provides internet services like webmail, web hosting and blogs to South Korean activists, social movement organisations, and other progressive movements, and is also a meeting point where progressive ideas are generated and discussed.
An online calculator and map visualising outcomes of four scenarios in terms of global CO2 savings from the use of IT services instead of flying and commuting. Possible selection of IT services, regions, scenarios and years for which potential savings are calculated.
An online interactive platform for sharing water-related information for India: water sources, water bodies, water consumption, water usage, water harvesting, and water shorateges and needs. Currently the platform is in its beta-phase and data is being populated using available information with GRWHC.
It is my pleasure to invite you all to send in your nominations for the India eGov 2.0 Awards 2010, instituted by eGOV magazine to bring to forth organisations that have been effectively using social media tools, websites and portals for governance and social development in India.
Our constitution envisions a state mechanism that guarantees equitable distribution of wealth among its citizens and of opportunities, which will eventually guide to the path of sustainable economic development.
In this day and age, people in Indonesia, particularly Jakarta, are jumping on the “green” trends bandwagon in a quest to save the Earth from the effects of global warming.
The latest issue of ICT Update magazine has just been published online at http://ictupdate.cta.int
ICT Update issue 56, August 2010: Irrigation
Figures from the FAO show that irrigation can increase crop yields by up to 400%.
Since South Korea’s conservative president was sworn in in 2008, administrative control on internet content has been getting progressively tighter in South Korea, a country with the second most connected population on Earth. Progressive groups criticise the government’s “three cyber evils”: the cyber insult law, the internet “real name” system and deep packet inspection to monitor and control internet communication.
UNEP 2010 report “Recycling – from E-Waste to Resources” estimates future e-waste generation, based on data from 11 developing countries.
UNEP’s activities are aimed at promoting industry awareness and sustainable growth through education and collaboration with employees, customers, and suppliers.