Environment and ICTs
APC's Annual Report for 2016 narrates organisational life matters and the year's work around our six strategic areas: access, rights, a feminist internet, governance, use and development, and the APC community, told through 60 short stories, 25 of them contributed by our members. 2016 was a year of several changes for APC. It is quite remarkable, this characteristic of change: it is slippery while it is being made, hard to acknowledge and understand while it is happening, but mind-bending whe...
Do you have experience in gender issues and analysis? And experience in social impact assessment and research? Then you might be the person that APC's new project "Local Access Networks: Can the unconnected connect themselves?" is looking for! Apply before 27 August 2017.
The coalition of Sudanese and international civil society organisations involved in developing this submission call on the international community to hold Sudan accountable for its human rights violations, and to ensure protection of human rights defenders and journalists.
ICTs can enhance the capacity of communities to organise and respond to extreme weather events provoked by climate change.
In September at a Stockholm conference of the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change climate scientists released a key report which concluded that global warming is human induced with at least 95 percent certainty (let’s be honest – we’ve known this for years).
Given the growing importance of environmental sustainability in social and economic development, much attention has been given to the role of information and communications technologies, both as tools to address sustainability imbalances and as the source of environmental challenges in themselves.
This case study from the University of Manchester, United Kingdom (UK)‘s “Climate Change, Innovation and ICTs” research project, funded by Canada’s International Development Research Centre (IDRC) and managed by the University’s Centre for Development Informatics (CDI), describes a multi-stakeholder initiative that sought to build city-wide climate change informat...
Since the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) was created in 1994, the Conference of Parties (COP) has been meeting annually to discuss the implications of climate change. The COP comprises members from 195 countries. This year’s meeting, COP18, was held in the Middle East for the very first time in Doha, Qatar.
In and interview with Anriette Esterhuysen and Alan Finlay, David Souter of the International Institute for Sustainable Development explores the key issues around ICTs and environmental sustainability as part of a series of papers meant to inform and stimulate discussion and debate on the relationship between information and communication technologies (ICTs), the internet and sustainability.