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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: 
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
Developed by: 
EngageMedia
Description: 

A video compilation of climate change stories that explores the impacts, the action and climate solutions emerging from the region. The T4RA program is developing strategic partnerships with groups focused on climate change issues to both integrate video into their online strategies and to further support the aims of their campaigns.

Go to direct to resource: 
http://www.engagemedia.org/climate-crisis/
Contact person: 
EngageMedia
Contact email: 
em-editorial@lists.engagemeda.org
Type of access: 
open, registration required to upload
Type of information available online: 
Online videos, forum
Developed by: 
Research Group in Decision Analysis (GERAD)
Description: 

Profiling Internet equipment from different vendors in terms of consumption, efficiency and other factors and we are using that data to tackle different operational and planning problems. The research group investigates the relationship between network robustness and consumption.

Go to direct to resource: 
http://www.polymtl.ca/recherche/rc/en/unites/details.php
Contact person: 
Contact email: 
Type of access: 
Open
Type of information available online: 
Website of Polytechnique Montréal, contacts
Developed by: 
UN
Description: 

Global Pulse will add value to existing monitoring efforts by providing quick-time and real-time actionable information on how vulnerable populations are affected by global compound shocks. It will focus on cross-sectoral vulnerability analysis and early impact detection and will promote collaboration across disciplines, regions, and organizations.

Go to direct to resource: 
http://www.unglobalpulse.org/
Contact person: 
Contact email: 
Type of access: 
open
Type of information available online: 
website, projects database, maps, reports, analyses, blog
Developed by: 
Caribbean Disaster Emergency Response Agency - CDERA
Description: 

This project aims to identify and test innovative information and communication technology (ICT) applications that could enhance the effectiveness of disaster management in the Caribbean, including early warning systems and post-crisis collection. Activities include the testing of ICT applications and research in three island states (St.

Go to direct to resource: 
http://idrc.ca/en/ev-123600-201-1-DO_TOPIC.html
Contact person: 
General information
Contact email: 
cdera@caribsurf.com
Type of access: 
open
Type of information available online: 
project summary
Developed by: 
LirneAsia
Description: 

A participatory concept paper for the design of an effective all-hazard public warning system titled, National Early Warning System: Sri Lanka (NEWS:SL) , which was partially funded by the IDRC . The central focus of the concept paper were the parameters and institutional requirements for and effective early warning system for Sri Lanka. Five technologies are tested:
1.

Go to direct to resource: 
http://lirneasia.net/projects/2006-07/evaluating-last-mile-hazard-information-dissemination-hazinfo/
Contact person: 
Nuwan Waidyanatha
Contact email: 
info[at]lirneasia[dot]net
Type of access: 
open
Type of information available online: 
project summary, blog, project reports
Developed by: 
HEDON
Description: 

HEDON uses ICT in the pursuit of more and better climate mitigation and adaptation. HEDON focuses on household energy, which is predominantly cooking, so it deals with issues related to food security as well.

Go to direct to resource: 
http://hedon.info
Contact person: 
Contact email: 
Type of access: 
open, registration required to post
Type of information available online: 
website, wiki, discussion forums, noticeboard, newsletter, information materials

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