Environment and ICTs

Polar View: Earth observation for Polar monitoring
Polar View: Earth observation for Polar monitoring 21 September 2010

Polar View is an earth observation (EO) or satellite remote-sensing program, focused on both the Arctic and the Antarctic. It promotes the utilization of satellites for public good and in support of public policy in the areas of sustainable economic development, marine safety, and the environment. Polar View services are designed to address a myriad of polar concerns on environmental protection, maintenance of traditional way of life, and safety and efficiency of marine transportation as well...

Information and Communication Technologies: A common sense review of the future shaped by ICT
Information and Communication Technologies: A common sense review of the future shaped by ICT 16 September 2010

WWF and Sustainable ICT: list of reports Communication Solutions for Low Carbon Cities (2.53 MB pdf) A five-step-plan for a low carbon urban development (6.03 MB pdf) From Workplace to Anyplace (2.80 MB pdf) The potential global CO2 reductions from ICT use (1.87 MB pdf) Outline for the first global IT strategy for CO2 reductions (9.26 MB pdf) From Fossil to Future with Innovative ICT Solutions (1.89 MB pdf) From Coal Power Plants to Smart Buildnings at the Speed of Light (4.89 MB pdf) Saving...

Climate Witness in Action
Climate Witness in Action 16 September 2010

Through Climate Witness, WWF connects with people around the world and provides them with an opportunity to share stories about how climate change impacts their lives here and now. This is a growing global community of people telling their climate change stories through words, videos, and photos. Beyond witnessing climate change impacts many Climate Witnesses demonstrate real action and set exa...

Climate Savers Computing
Climate Savers Computing 16 September 2010

Started by Google and Intel in 2007, the Climate Savers Computing Initiative is a nonprofit group of eco-conscious consumers, businesses and conservation organizations. The Initiative was started in the spirit of WWF’s Climate Savers program which has mobilized over a dozen companies since 1999 to cut carbon dioxide emissions, demonstrating that reducing emissions is good business. The goal i...

ICTs and e-Environment
ICTs and e-Environment 16 September 2010

ITU has developed an E-Environment Toolkit (pdf) that will provide policymakers principles and guidelines for the development and deployment of electronic applications and services in the area of the environment. The objective of the initial module of the Toolkit is to help countries to assess the potential contribution that ICTs can make to reduce energy consumption and green house gas (GHG) e...

IGBP Climate-Change Index
IGBP Climate-Change Index 16 September 2010

IGBP Climate-Change Index was launched in Copenhagen, 9 December 2009, in order to help communicate global-change trends for the public and policymakers. It brings together key indicators of global change: carbon dioxide, temperature, sea level and sea ice. The index gives an annual snapshot of how the planet’s complex systems – the ice, the oceans, the land surface and the atmosphe...

EngageMedia produces Green Gone Wrong
EngageMedia produces Green Gone Wrong 16 September 2010 EngageMedia

In this day and age, people in Indonesia, particularly Jakarta, are jumping on the “green” trends bandwagon in a quest to save the Earth from the effects of global warming. Unfortunately, many misunderstand the essentials of going green, and take the term too literally – by wearing shirts with environment messages, joining popular environment groups, and basically wearing all ...

Climate Lab
Climate Lab 14 September 2010

In 2009, Climate Lab launched http://climatelab.org, an interactive wiki website where users can collaboratively author and edit climate change information and media online. To date the site has generated more than 250 original articles and over 350 registered users (and counting). Building on the climate wiki, Climate Lab Networks enables partners to directly pull wiki information and media fr...

CARMA: Carbon Monitoring for Action
CARMA: Carbon Monitoring for Action 09 September 2010

Carbon Monitoring for Action (CARMA) is a database containing information on the carbon emissions of over 50,000 power plants and 4,000 power companies worldwide. CARMA is the first global inventory of a major, emissions-producing sector of the economy. The objective of CARMA.org is to equip individuals with the information they need to forge a cleaner, low-carbon future. By providing complete ...

Global Information Society Watch
Global Information Society Watch 30 August 2010

Global Information Society Watch (GISWatch) is an annual report co-produced by the APC network and partners, which looks at the progress being made in creating an inclusive information society worldwide (particularly in implementing World Summit on the Information Society or WSIS goals), encourages critical debate, and strengthens networking and advocacy for a just, inclusive information societ...

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