Environment and ICTs

APC members in 2017: Protecting Guasu Metropolitan park in Paraguay with the help of social media
APC members in 2017: Protecting Guasu Metropolitan park in Paraguay with the help of social media 24 September 2018 Asociación Trinidad

This member story was featured in the 2017 APC Annual Report , as part of our work on rights. In January 2017, the Paraguayan Ministry of Public Works began to dig two large trenches, four metres deep, in Guasu Metropolitan Park, the last natural forested area in Asunción, claiming that these would serve to collect run-off from the stream that runs along the border of the park, in order to prevent flooding. In fact, what they were creating was a massive sewage reservoir. Asociación Trinidad...

Action Steps: A decade of civil society advocacy in the information society - A baseline review of the Global Information Society Watch country reports (2007-2017)
Action Steps: A decade of civil society advocacy in the information society - A baseline review of the Global Information Society Watch country reports (2007-2017) 06 August 2018 Alan Finlay

The purpose of this review was to look back over the past decade of country reports published in Global Information Society Watch (GISWatch) and attempt to identify trends in civil society perspectives on what needed to be done to create a people-centred information society. The period for analysis was, more accurately, just over a decade: 2007-2017, during which a GISWatch report was produced each year – a total of 11 reports. Over this period, 510 country reports covering 97 countries wer...

APC 2016 Annual Report is out!
APC 2016 Annual Report is out! 26 October 2017 Flavia Fascendini

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 whi...

Job opportunity at APC: Gender and Social Impact Facilitator for Local Access Networks Project
Job opportunity at APC: Gender and Social Impact Facilitator for Local Access Networks Project 11 August 2017

Main purpose of the job The purpose of the position is to develop and carry out a gender analysis and social impact research strategy for APC's new community-based connectivity action research project "Local Access Networks: Can the unconnected connect themselves?". This will require on-site research into the social impact of community-based initiatives to build telecommunications connectivity ...

GreenNet: 30 years making internet history
GreenNet: 30 years making internet history 09 November 2016

The APC European members meeting that took place on 19-20 October 2016 in Sarajevo was the perfect venue for Leila Nachawati Rego from APCNews to meet Edward Maw and Karen Banks from GreenNet, one of APC’s founders and the first organisational member of the network. They reviewed GreenNet’s long and fruitful relationship with APC, its groundbreaking past as the first NGO internet service pr...

COP21: Can ICTs mitigate climate change?
COP21: Can ICTs mitigate climate change? 02 December 2015 APC

“Climate change creates a new opportunity for humanity to change its direction,” was ecofeminist Vandana Shiva’s message to COP21, the UN Conference on Environment and Development 2015, celebrated in Paris between 30 November and 11 December. At APC, awareness of climate change and its relationship with information and communications technologies (ICTs) has been an integral pa...

Using ICT to enhance community resilience to climate change impacts
Using ICT to enhance community resilience to climate change impacts 14 August 2014 Cooperativa Sulá Batsú

ICTs can enhance the capacity of communities to organise and respond to extreme weather events provoked by climate change… Photo: Sulá BatsúCooperativa Sulá Batsú is piloting the Resilience Assessment Benchmarking and Impact Tool (RABIT) developed by Angélica Ospina and Richard Heeks of the Centre for Development Informatics at the University of Manchester. RABIT is aimed at enhanci...

Climate change agenda (or lack thereof) at the 2013 IGF
Climate change agenda (or lack thereof) at the 2013 IGF 23 October 2013 AG

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). While it is a hot topic in the media, it has not been popular on the agenda or in discussion at the 8th...

FAQ: Greening IT
FAQ: Greening IT 18 April 2013 APC

What does "ICTs and environmental sustainability" mean? Who else is focusing on this area? Given the growing importance of environmental sustainability in social and economic development, much global attention has been given to the role of information and communications technologies (ICTs), both as tools to address sustainability imbalances and as the source of environmental challenges in thems...

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