Environment and ICTs

Joint NGO end of session statement for Human Rights Council 48
Joint NGO end of session statement for Human Rights Council 48 12 October 2021 Various

Following the end of the 48th session of the Human Rights Council, 13 NGOs have issued a joint statement welcoming and expressing concern over key resolutions.

A guide to the circular economy of digital devices
A guide to the circular economy of digital devices 10 October 2021 APC

The guide to the circular economy of digital devices aims to show you how to understand, think and act collectively to clearly change direction towards a regenerative and redistributive economy respecting both human and ecological rights and limits. It is aimed at civil society organisations wanting to transform their day-to-day use of technology, social entrepreneurs who want to make a positive impact on the world and the environment we live in, or anyone else interested in connecting&n...

The ecological paradox of digital economies: A conversation between Paz Peña and Joey Ayoub
The ecological paradox of digital economies: A conversation between Paz Peña and Joey Ayoub 05 October 2021 APCNews

This episode of the podcast "the fire these times", hosted by Lebanese writer Joey Ayoub, explores the danger of assuming that technology can usher in solutions to the climate crisis, as digitalisation comes with its own problems, such as the ecological costs of producing tech products.

Lived experience and connection: Networks of knowledge produced by Black and rural women through the Territórios Livres, Tecnologias Livres project
Lived experience and connection: Networks of knowledge produced by Black and rural women through the Territórios Livres, Tecnologias Livres project 05 October 2021 Intervozes, CONAQ, MMTR/NE

Four Black women in Brazil share their insights on the impact of internet, communication and information technologies towards achieving social and environmental justice.

Why circularity is needed to make our use of digital devices sustainable
Why circularity is needed to make our use of digital devices sustainable 30 September 2021 APCNews

The first modules of a step-by-step guide that explains the negative impact of digital devices on both people and the planet and how a circular approach to the production, use and disposal of digital devices offers a solution will be launched on 4 October.

Maximising film’s ability to create impact: Highlights from EngageMedia's second Environmental Impact Lab
Maximising film’s ability to create impact: Highlights from EngageMedia's second Environmental Impact Lab 19 August 2021 EngageMedia

At the second Video for Change Environmental Impact Lab, EngageMedia worked with six film projects contributing to environmental justice in the Asia-Pacific region. This time, the focus was on maximising the participating films’ potential for creating impact in their communities.

Seeding change: Digital Empowerment Foundation on bridging the gender and digital divides in rural India
Seeding change: Digital Empowerment Foundation on bridging the gender and digital divides in rural India 28 July 2021 APCNews

How are APC members improving their communities’ lives? Delhi-based not-for-profit organisation Digital Empowerment Foundation (DEF) works on bridging the digital divide in rural areas in India.

Acción Ecológica joins the APC network: “Communication has become crucial in the struggle and resistance in defence of our territories, cities and environment”
Acción Ecológica joins the APC network: “Communication has become crucial in the struggle and resistance in defence of our territories, cities and environment” 09 July 2021 APCNews

APC is pleased to welcome Acción Ecológica, an organisation based in Ecuador that works to counteract the environmental impacts of destructive economic activities, as a new addition to our growing network of members. 

Can the internet serve collective liberation and ecological sustainability? Branch magazine addresses a sustainable internet for all
Can the internet serve collective liberation and ecological sustainability? Branch magazine addresses a sustainable internet for all 08 July 2021

Can the internet serve collective liberation and ecological sustainability? This is the question addressed by the latest issue of Branch online magazine, featuring two pieces from APC's latest Global Information Society Watch report on technology, the environment and a sustainable world.

Acción Ecológica
Acción Ecológica 15 June 2021

Acción Ecológica is an organisation based in Ecuador whose work focuses on the impacts generated by activities like oil drilling, mining, shrimp farming, logging and tree plantations, hydroelectric plants, biotechnology, transgenics, bioprospecting and biopiracy. It works to strengthen food sovereignty and the defence of the rights of nature, highlighting issues such as the free circulation o...

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