Technology, environmental justice and sustainability
This guide from Pangea explains everything you need to know to make your email more secure, beginning with plain-language explanations of the concepts involved and then moving on to the tools you will need and easy-to-follow instructions on how to use them.
This user-friendly guide from Pangea provides an overview of everything you need to know to choose a domain name, with plain-language explanations of all the factors involved, including top-level domains, second-level and lower-level domains, and management and maintenance.
This guide to selecting an internet service provider emphasises that there are other dimensions to consider if we are concerned with more than just prices and speed, such as the effect our decision has on local supply and the market, and environmental impact considerations.
In this guide, Pangea shares some basic notions to make your choice of digital devices more ethical, sustainable and caring, in terms of environmental and social impacts, using the selection of a computer as an example.
How can we use digital technologies to better protect the environment? This was the focus of a Twitter chat hosted by APC during Earth Day and joined by members of our network and other organisations and individuals.
What is the weight of a byte? Who breathes in fumes so that I can stream a film? Who mines for tin while we zoom in? For too long, internet policy makers and tech companies punted their responsibilities towards people and the planet.
How are APC members improving their communities’ lives with the support of APC subgranting? In Central America, the intersection between digital transformation and environmental justice has been a priority for Sulá Batsú for many years.
The inputs from the speakers collectively built on a key takeaway from this edition of GISWatch, that the burden of environmental destruction and pollution falls disproportionately on communities that experience discrimination, marginalisation and exclusion.
The internet and digital technologies are increasingly impacting all life on our planet, including the environment. The environmental benefits of the internet and digital technologies will only be realised if their increasingly negative impacts are adequately addressed.
In my keynote speech to the intersessional meeting of the UN Commission on Science and Technology for Development, I discuss how our progress reviews of the World Summit on the Information Society must account for how digital society is now inextricably linked to all aspects of global development and crises.
Association for Progressive Communications (APC) 2022
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