Environment and ICTs

e-Governance in Nepal
e-Governance in Nepal 27 March 2007 APC

Blog for creating awareness in community, government bureaucracy and all concerned about ICT, e-Governance, citizen services, poverty alleviation through ICT and contribute empowering society into knowledge based society There are many new posts in the blog. Please visit: egovernancenepal.blogspot.com

ICT Update Magazine Issue 35 - Coping with climate change
ICT Update Magazine Issue 35 - Coping with climate change 08 March 2007 APC

Leigh Phillips here, editor with ICT Update Magazine, (http://ictupdate.cta. Leigh Phillips here, editor with ICT Update Magazine, (http://ictupdate.cta.int), to announce a) the latest issue has just been published and b) we’ve completely redesigned our website. This edition’s theme is ‘Coping with climate change’. Developing countries will suffer far more from the impacts of global warming than the big polluters in Europe and North America. Soil erosion and desertification will affe...

UN agencies and industry launch network on e-waste
UN agencies and industry launch network on e-waste 07 March 2007 FN for PCNews

Several United Nations agencies, partners and technology companies are setting up a consortium aimed at extending the life of computers and other electronic equipment, reducing pollution and improving the salvage, which is turning into a growing problem worldwide. The initiative is called "Solving the E-Waste Problem" (StEP) and is to be officially launched March 7 2007. It is holding out the...

E-waste: Impacts, challenges and the role of civil society
E-waste: Impacts, challenges and the role of civil society 28 February 2007 Katherine Walraven

That information and communication technologies (ICTs) have a valuable role to play in building a more fair, just, and sustainable world is well established. The Association for Progressive Communications (APC) is a firm believer in the power of these tools to transform lives and communities. And yet, while the benefits of expanding access to ICTs are many, there are negative impacts as well. ...

WSF coverage: International campaign against Coca-Cola hits WSF
WSF coverage: International campaign against Coca-Cola hits WSF 29 January 2007 APC

The giant multinational softdrinks Coca-Cola Company is in trouble, thanks to the International Campaign to Hold Coca-Cola Accountable for destroying lives, livelihoods and communities. The campaign that was initiated in India puts pressure on the Coca-Cola Company and links human rights, environmental justice and labour rights. The giant multinational softdrinks Coca-Cola Company is in trouble...

Film-making farmers
Film-making farmers 11 December 2006 APC

The latest edition of ICT Update magazine has just been published. The latest edition of ICT Update magazine has just been published. ICT Update (http://ictupdate.cta.int) is a bimonthly printed bulletin, web magazine, and accompanying email newsletter focusing on the use of information and communication technologies in agriculture in developing countries. It is published in English and Fre...

Environment as part of internet governance
Environment as part of internet governance 30 October 2006 APC

I just ran into Pavel Antonov from APC-member organisation BlueLink in Bulgaria. He just flew into Athens from Riga where he was giving a training to leading Latvian state-TV and national newspaper journalists in how to report on sustainable energy. Pavel is the chair of a workshop here at the IGF in Athens. It’s called “Greening Development through ICT and Civic Engagement” ...

ICT Update Magazine Issue 33 - Urban Agriculture
ICT Update Magazine Issue 33 - Urban Agriculture 17 October 2006 APC

The latest edition of ICT Update has just been published. This edition’s theme is ‘Urban Agriculture’. The latest edition of ICT Update has just been published. ICT Update, (http://ictupdate.cta.int), is a bimonthly printed bulletin, web magazine, and accompanying email newsletter focusing on the use of information and communication technologies in agriculture in developing countries. It...

E stands for environment: ICT tools to empower activists struggling to protect environment around the world
E stands for environment: ICT tools to empower activists struggling to protect environment around the world 22 June 2006 Pavel Antonov for APCNews

A working group of APC members aims to bring environment higher on the ICT policy priorities of global civil society. Information and communication technologies are a powerful tool for civil society protecting environment. But more is needed to streamline ICT work of different groups and communities, and offer them access to the ICTs they need to secure environmental sustainability, a BlueLink/...

Everyone leads their own WSIS process
Everyone leads their own WSIS process 16 November 2005 APC

There are so many different caucuses and groups and everyone leads their own WSIS process. It’s a pity that civil society couldn’t find its way to consolidation for stronger influence on the process. As a result such an important issues as environmental sustainability, impact of the ICTs on the human health, unification of standards in different parts of the world, different systems...

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