Environment and ICTs

20 years later: APC to push for a more sustainable use of ICTs in Rio
20 years later: APC to push for a more sustainable use of ICTs in Rio 13 June 2012 LC

As international organisations, civil society, governments and the private sector gather in Rio for the UN convention on sustainable development and the People’s summit, APC staff and members, too, will be live tweeting and reporting on the event, holding workshops and speaking on panels.

Sustainable IT checklists: Quick reference sheets for sustainable IT use
Sustainable IT checklists: Quick reference sheets for sustainable IT use 12 June 2012 Paul Mobbs

Practical quick-reference check lists based on the “Sustainable IT” guide book by Paul Mobbs.    

Green-my-tech tip sheets
Green-my-tech tip sheets 12 June 2012 GreenNet

This practical set of tip sheets compiled by GreenNet offers hands-on computing tips; like where and how to select technology, software and peripherals, storing information, disposal and end of life.    

New guide for policy makers on ICTs and climate change
New guide for policy makers on ICTs and climate change 17 May 2012 Richard Heeks & Angelica Ospina (Ed)

The University of Manchester has released a new guide on ICTs and climate change in developing countries that aims to help policy makers and climate change officers in their decision-making process. It outlines issues, priorities, benefits, risks, and more.

"Responsible science must guide action, not dogmatism," says researcher
"Responsible science must guide action, not dogmatism," says researcher 16 May 2012 LC

The LAC region faces many water-related issues – from drought and flooding to hurricanes and landslides. A new book commissioned by APC and the IRDC examines how ICTs can help alleviate climate and weather-related stress in these areas. APC talks to LAC regional author, Gilles Cliche, about his findings.

Water-related stress and ICTs: New publication includes developing country experiences
Water-related stress and ICTs: New publication includes developing country experiences 08 May 2012 Alan Finlay and Edit Adera

This new report by APC and IDRC is a collection of reports that looks at how ICTs can be used to help communities in developing countries facing water stress adapt to climate change. It draws on current experiences in the field of water management and sustainability, and brings a perspective from the ICT for development (ICT4D) sector.

Application of ICTs for climate change adaptation in the water sector (Executive Summary)
Application of ICTs for climate change adaptation in the water sector (Executive Summary) 04 May 2012 Alan Finlay and Edtih Adera

This collection of reports looks at how ICTs can be used to help communities in developing countries facing water stress adapt to climate change by from an ICT4D perspective.

APC goes back to its roots: ICTs and the environment at the heart of APC's work
APC goes back to its roots: ICTs and the environment at the heart of APC's work 01 May 2012 LC

As a progressive network, the environment has been at the heart of the work of many APC members, and began its work on the GreeningIT project in 2008. APC talks to Alan Finlay, project coordinator for GreeningIT, about APC’s work in the area of ICTs and the environment.

Innovative application of ICTs in addressing water-related impacts of climate change
Innovative application of ICTs in addressing water-related impacts of climate change 26 April 2012

The Climate Change and Water (CCW) is a new programme by the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) from 2010 – 2015. APC has been brought in to help develop the next steps in the programme in order to help refine its focus in the area.  

New research on ICTs for climate change adaptation in the water sector
New research on ICTs for climate change adaptation in the water sector 19 April 2012 APC

In this new publication by APC and IDRC, researchers look at how ICTs are, and can be, applied to help communities experiencing water-related stress, adapt to climate change. It gathers reports from Africa, Asia and Latin America; and provides conceptual tools for practitioners.