Environment and ICTs

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.

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

Thousands from around the world will gather in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to attend the United Nations convention on sustainable development, otherwise known as Rio+20. As facilitator of civil society engagement in the original Earth Summit in Rio 20 years ago, APC and its network is keenly aware of the oft-forgotten intersection of ICTs and the environment. As the ICT4D landscape has changed over the years, APC will take the opportunity to look back on the past twenty years to discover how civil...

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

As part of it’s work on ICTs and environmental sustainability, APC is publishing a practical guide on sustainable IT, which offers hands-on computing tips; like where and how to select technology, software and peripherals, storing information, disposal and end of life. The guide, which was developed by environmentalist and IT expert Paul Mobbs aims to encourage everyday consumers of technolog...

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

As part of its work on ICTs and environmental sustainability, APC is publishing a practical guide on sustainable IT, which offers hands-on computing tips, on issues like where and how to select technology, software and peripherals, storing information, disposal and end of life. Along with the guide, GreenNet has also compiled a series of at-a-glance tip sheets to help everyday users and IT prof...

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)

“Making Policy on ICTs and Climate Change in Developing Countries” is written for policy makers and policy advisers in senior climate change and ICT roles. The guide: Identifies the ICTs, climate change and development (ICCD) policy actors and priorities at three levels: international, national and sub-national. Lays out five ICCD policy principles. Details the climate change ...

"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 to floods, 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. APC: The LAC region faces many water-related issues and risks due (in part) to climate cha...

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 collection of reports looks at how ICTs can be used to help communities in developing countries facing water stress adapt to climate change. The role and potential of ICTs in helping communities employ innovative approaches to prepare for, respond and adapt to climate change are increasingly being recognised. Within the water sector, ICTs can contribute towards improvements in water resour...

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. The role and potential of ICTs in helping communities employ innovative approaches to prepare for, respond and adapt to climate change are increasingly being recognised. Within the water sector, ICTs can contribute towards improvements in water resour...

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, but as new issues began to emerge, APC’s work began to take new directions. In 2008, APC began its work on the GreeningIT project, in which it undertook research in order to better understand the new challenges countries face related to electronic waste, climate change adaptation, and more, a...

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. The focus of CCW programme is to support applied, policy-relevant research to help people adapt to the water-related impacts of climate change. Recognising the rapidly crowding field of climate change, the programme seeks to carve a niche in the area of building rese...

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