Environment and ICTs

Seeding change in 2023: Trailblazing community impacts of the APC network
Seeding change in 2023: Trailblazing community impacts of the APC network 14 December 2023 Maja Romano

In these eight in-depth stories of projects undertaken with the support of APC subgrants, we present some highlights and achievements by APC members and partners in 2023.

What does it take to build a climate and environmental justice movement in digital rights advocacy?
What does it take to build a climate and environmental justice movement in digital rights advocacy? 13 December 2023 Becky Kazansky, shawna finnegan and Alan Finlay

As advocacy for climate justice in technology governance grows, the authors reflect on the process for developing a theory of change and the emerging differences in where attention is needed, pressure points for change and appropriate language. 

Comments on the “Study on the Impact of Climate Change on Human and Peoples’ Rights in Africa”
Comments on the “Study on the Impact of Climate Change on Human and Peoples’ Rights in Africa” 01 December 2023 APC

In its comments on this study commissioned by the African Union, APC notes that the study could be strengthened by contemplating the impact of the rapid digitalisation of many countries in Africa in the context of environmental sustainability, climate change and human rights

APC Annual Report 2022
APC Annual Report 2022 25 November 2023

Throughout APC’s 2022 Annual Report you will discover how in standing up to oppression and advocating for the expression of human rights online and offline, our network’s transformative actions have created ripples of change.

Inside the Digital Society: Putting sustainability at the heart of digitalisation
Inside the Digital Society: Putting sustainability at the heart of digitalisation 20 October 2023 David Souter

Technologies like AI might be poised to transform our future, but so is climate change. Our columnist offers five proposals to make digitalisation policy and practice more environmentally sustainable.  

APC submission on environmental democracy and digital technologies
APC submission on environmental democracy and digital technologies 02 October 2023 APC

APC developed this submission in response to the call for inputs issued by the Special Rapporteur on human rights and the environment on "Promoting Environmental Democracy: Procedural elements of the human right to a clean, healthy and sustainable environment".

APC priorities for the 2023 Internet Governance Forum
APC priorities for the 2023 Internet Governance Forum 02 October 2023 APC

APC believes that the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) remains at the heart of the internet governance ecosystem. Here we share some basic information about the 2023 global IGF in Kyoto, Japan, as well as highlighting this year's strategic priorities for APC.

Photo essay: Enabling Nigerian communities to see the soot around them
Photo essay: Enabling Nigerian communities to see the soot around them 22 August 2023 Maja Romano

MAJI in Nigeria recently co-hosted an #EcoThursday Twitter discussion on deploying open data and low-cost technologies for monitoring air pollution and creating evidence-based advocacy. This photo essay captures their journey in holding oil polluters accountable.

What status should water have in deploying digital projects?
What status should water have in deploying digital projects? 08 August 2023 Paz Peña

Why has the prospect of a Google data centre further heated the water protests in Uruguay, where half the population has no drinking tap water? The author of a book on technocapitalism's danger to our ecology explains why.    

More questions than answers: Collectively shaping a Feminist Principle of the Internet on the environment
More questions than answers: Collectively shaping a Feminist Principle of the Internet on the environment 04 August 2023 Jennifer Radloff

The Disco-tech session at the Digital Rights Asia-Pacific Assembly (DRAPAC23) focused on supporting environmental sustainability and justice in Asia. We explore the participants' interventions to help develop a Feminist Principle of the Internet on the environment.

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