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. This interview is one in a series of papers being published by IISD’s Global Connectivity team to inform and stimulate discussion and debate on the relationship between information and communication technologies (ICTs), the Internet and sustainability, surrounding ...

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-level scientists, policy-makers and industry representatives to explore, discuss and address pressing questions o...

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

The NICCD website provides a repository of new materials in French and Spanish on climate change, ICTs and developing countries including: A Policy Guide on how to incorporate ICTs into climate change policy, and how to incorporate climate change into ICT policy. Four Strategy Briefs written for policy makers, strategic planners and senior researchers, that summarise conceptual and action-ba...

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

Rio has a long history with information and communication technology—the Earth Summit in 1992 was one of the first United Nations conferences to be set up with ‘communications centres’, which facilitated online discussion and kept civil society around the world informed about the UN talks. Twenty years later, information and communication technology (ICT) featured prominently in the day-...

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, 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. Suggestions and advice for ...

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.

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