Environment & ICTs

Developed by: 
United Nations Environment Program - UNEP
Description: 

The GEO Data Portal is the authoritative source for data sets used by UNEP and its partners in the Global Environment Outlook (GEO) report and other integrated environment assessments.

Go to direct to resource: 
http://geodata.grid.unep.ch
Contact person: 
Jaap van Woerden
Contact email: 
woerden@grid.unep.ch
Type of access: 
open
Type of information available online: 
searchable online database, data sets, graphs, maps, tables
Developed by: 
Institute of Development Studies, ENDA-Tiers Monde, Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa, IGAD Climate Predictions and Applications Centre
Description: 

Innovative Knowledge Sharing for Climate Change Adaptation in Africa. AfricaAdapt is an independent bilingual network (French/English) focused exclusively on Africa.

Go to direct to resource: 
http://www.africa-adapt.net/AA/
Contact person: 
AfricaAdapt Secretariat
Contact email: 
info@africa-adapt.net
Type of access: 
open, registration required to follow a project
Type of information available online: 
projects database, news & events
Developed by: 
M S Swaminathan Research Foundation / IDRC
Description: 

This project links ecological rehabilitation, livelihood development, and access to information.

Go to direct to resource: 
http://www.idrc.ca/en/ev-102523-201-1-DO_TOPIC.html
Contact person: 
Contact email: 
Type of access: 
open
Type of information available online: 
project summary
Developed by: 
IDRC
Description: 

This project is a collaborative effort on the part of six institutions in three countries (India, Nepal and the United States) under the leadership of the Institute for Social and Environmental Transition – Nepal (ISET – Nepal). Researchers and communities will develop intervention strategies based on income diversification, environmental management and multi-purpose communication systems.

Go to direct to resource: 
http://www.idrc.ca/en/ev-124361-201_103232-1-IDRC_ADM_INFO.html
Contact person: 
Contact email: 
Type of access: 
open
Type of information available online: 
Project summary
Developed by: 
IDRC
Description: 

This project aims to provide a systematic, rigorous analysis of the potential of ICTs to help prepare for and adapt to climate change in developing regions. The material produced will be compiled in an edited volume, a series of strategy briefings and a final policy paper.

Go to direct to resource: 
http://www.idrc.ca/en/ev-129039-201_105937-1-IDRC_ADM_INFO.html
Contact person: 
Contact email: 
Type of access: 
open
Type of information available online: 
project summary
Developed by: 
United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
Description: 

The UNFCCC CDM Bazaar is a cost-free Web-based facility which serves as a platform for exchange of information on Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) project opportunities, featuring three key types of market players: sellers, buyers and service providers.

Go to direct to resource: 
http://www.cdmbazaar.net
Contact person: 
Kasper Agger, CDM Bazaar Facilitator
Contact email: 
cdmbazaar@risoe.dk
Type of access: 
open, registration required for posting
Type of information available online: 
projects database, events, publications, employment opportunities
Developed by: 
Ecosia Microsoft Yahoo
Description: 

Ecosia is an eco-friendly Internet search engine backed by Yahoo, Bing and the World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). At least 80% of its advertising revenue go to a rainforest protection program run by the WWF. Ecosia servers run on green electricity.Ecosia: Green Search Engine: Ecosia: Green Search EngineEcosia: Green Search Engine: Ecosia: Green Search Engine

Go to direct to resource: 
http://ecosia.org
Contact person: 
Ecosia
Contact email: 
questions@ecosia.org
Type of access: 
open
Type of information available online: 
Search engine
Developed by: 
CISCO
Description: 

CISCO’s blog on Climate Change and other ‘green’ issues

Go to direct to resource: 
http://blogs.cisco.com/green
Contact person: 
Contact email: 
blogs-support@cisco.com
Type of access: 
open to read and comment
Type of information available online: 
Blog
Developed by: 
Google
Description: 

Google’s green initiative aiming to lower Google’s carbon footprint through investing in energy efficiency, renewable energy and carbon offsets. Contains details on Google’s efforts to improve the efficiency of their servers and data centers and to ensure proper reuse and recycling of all electronic equipment.

Go to direct to resource: 
http://www.google.com/corporate/green/
Contact person: 
Contact email: 
Type of access: 
open
Type of information available online: 
website, information, IT tools
Developed by: 
Nokia India
Description: 

Awareness campaign aimed at educating mobile phone users about the importance of recycling e-waste. Contains information about the materials and substances contained in a mobile device, list of recycling points for disposal of old devices, and photographs from the awareness campaign.

Go to direct to resource: 
http://www.nokia.co.in/about-nokia/environment/we-recycle
Contact person: 
Nokia
Contact email: 
recycleyourmobile@nokia.com
Type of access: 
open
Type of information available online: 
Website, photos

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