Environment and ICTs

ICTs, the Internet and Sustainability: An interview with Anriette Esterhuysen and Alan Finlay
ICTs, the Internet and Sustainability: An interview with Anriette Esterhuysen and Alan Finlay 13 November 2012 International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD)

In and interview with Anriette Esterhuysen and Alan Finlay of APC, David Souter, senior associate with IISD and managing director of ict Development Associates explores the key issues around ICTs and environmental sustainability.

Green ICT event: Exploring Emerging Policies and Open Research Questions
Green ICT event: Exploring Emerging Policies and Open Research Questions 12 November 2012 Vivien Lunda

EVENT: Exploring Emerging Policies and Open Research Questions taking place January 17-18,2013 at the Palais Harrach, Freyung 3, 1010 Vienna, Austria with high-level keynote speakers from the science and policy fields: Ray Pinto, Microsoft Europe, Middle East and Africa Inge Røpke, Aalborg University Grégoire Wallenborn, Free University of Brussels The event brings together high-l

New materials on the environment and ICTs available in French and Spanish
New materials on the environment and ICTs available in French and Spanish 06 November 2012 Richard Heeks & Angelica Ospina

Image par BigstockNew materials from the Nexus for ICTs Climate Change and Development (NICCD) site now available in French and Spanish. Materials include guides for policy-makers and research briefs.

New tip sheets help users "green" their use of technology
New tip sheets help users "green" their use of technology 20 August 2012 GreenNet

GreenNet has compiled a series 5 at-a-glance tip sheets to help everyday users and IT professionals use computers in a more sustainable way. Each sheet focuses on a different issue, like purchasing or disposing electronics, and more. We hope you’ll find them useful.    

Moving beyond the tool: ICTs in the Sustainable Development Discussion at Rio+20
Moving beyond the tool: ICTs in the Sustainable Development Discussion at Rio+20 14 August 2012 Shawna Finnegan and Lisa Cyr

Though Rio has a long history with ICTs, dating back to the original Earth Summit in 1990 when APC set up “communications centres” for the UN, there was very little reflection at the summit 20 years later. APC’s Shawna Finnegan and Lisa Cyr report on their observations at the conference.

Moving beyond the tool: ICTs in the sustainable development discussion at Rio+20
Moving beyond the tool: ICTs in the sustainable development discussion at Rio+20 14 August 2012 Shawna Finnegan and Lisa Cyr

Though Rio has a long history with ICTs, dating back to the original Earth Summit in 1990 when APC set up “communications centres” for the UN, there was very little reflection at the summit 20 years later. APC’s Shawna Finnegan and Lisa Cyr report on their observations at the conference.

A practical guide to sustainable IT
A practical guide to sustainable IT 07 August 2012 Paul Mobbs

This practical guide by Paul Mobbs offers a detailed, “hands-on” introduction to thinking about sustainable computing holistically; from make buying technology, through to the software and peripherals you use; how you store and work with information, manage your security, save power, and maintain and dispose of your old hardware, etc.

A practical guide to sustainable IT
A practical guide to sustainable IT 07 August 2012 Paul Mobbs

This practical guide to sustainable IT offers a detailed, “hands-on” introduction to thinking about sustainable computing holistically, starting with the choices you make when buying technology, right through to how you dispose of your old hardware.    

Rio+20: A voice from Dhaka, Bangladesh
Rio+20: A voice from Dhaka, Bangladesh 28 June 2012 Ahmed Swapan Mahmud

As sustainable development was being discussed in the UN Conference Rio+20, The Guardian asked a number of activists and researchers what they thought about the conference and which changes they had seen since the first summit 20 years ago. Read what APC member VOICE’s Ahmed Swapan Mahmud had to say about Bangladesh.

Green-my-tech tip sheets
Green-my-tech tip sheets 14 June 2012 GreenNet

GreenNet has compiled a series of at-a-glance tip sheets to help everyday users and IT professionals use computers in a more sustainable way. We hope you’ll find them useful.