Environment and ICTs

ICTs and environmental sustainability: Bangladesh baseline study
ICTs and environmental sustainability: Bangladesh baseline study 29 September 2011 Partha Sarker and Munir Hasan

Bangladesh, like many countries, is particularly vulnerable to climate change. This new report by Partha Sarker and Munir Hasan indicates that information and communications technologies (ICTs) and environmental sustainability issues are still not on Bangladeshi policy makers’ agendas.

ICTs and environmental sustainability: Costa Rica baseline study
ICTs and environmental sustainability: Costa Rica baseline study 29 September 2011 Coopearativa Sulá Batsú

When the Central American Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA) was approved in Costa Rica in 2008, the telecommunications sector – previously a state monopoly – opened itself to the liberal economic market. This study looks at the different initiatives, policies and actors involved in environmental stability from the telecommunications sector and focuses on climate change and e-waste management.

ICTs and environmental sustainability:  Egypt baseline study
ICTs and environmental sustainability: Egypt baseline study 29 September 2011 Leila Hassanin & Nahla Hassan

This report looks at how ICTs are being used in Egypt to mitigate and adapt to climate change as well as how e-waste is managed in the country. It documents the key stakeholders involved, offers an overview of the policy and legislative context, analyses challenges and trends, and identifies several key areas for civil society advocacy.

ICTs and environmental sustainability:  India baseline study
ICTs and environmental sustainability: India baseline study 29 September 2011 Syed S. Kazi, Divya Menon & Ashok Karna

In India, the ICT boom in recent years has greatly increased the presence of new dangerous and toxic waste in the environment but no official policies have been created to deal with the informal disposal of e-waste in the country. This study addresses the need for a consolidated study in India of any sorts to measure the policy trends in relation to environmental sustainability, climate change ...

ICTs and environmental sustainability: Mexico baseline study
ICTs and environmental sustainability: Mexico baseline study 29 September 2011 Olinca Marino and Enrique Rosas

Mexico has one of the world’s most diverse ecosystems, and is therefore also very vulnerable to climate change. This report identifies in what ways the use of ICTs has been proposed in public policies as aresponse to climate change.It also points out convergence between the digital and climate agenda, and offers a deeper reflection and analysis on the issue.

ICTs and environmental sustainability: Mapping national policy contexts in India, Bangladesh, Egypt, Costa Rica and Mexico
ICTs and environmental sustainability: Mapping national policy contexts in India, Bangladesh, Egypt, Costa Rica and Mexico 16 September 2011 APC

APC commissioned five of its members to conduct research in their country on the topic of ICTs and environmental sustainability. This report compiles and summarises the findings of research conducted in five different countries.

Where does your laptop come from?
Where does your laptop come from? 22 August 2011 AF

It’s normal to buy a new laptop when we can afford it. But do you know about the waste or the environmental damage that result from its production? See this new APC video to learn more.

APC and IDRC Workshop on Climate Change, ICTs and Water
APC and IDRC Workshop on Climate Change, ICTs and Water 30 June 2011

This workshop is part of a new strategic area for the IDRC – the IDRC Climate Change and Water (CCW) Program – that aims to support applied policy-relevant research to help people adapt to the water-related impacts of climate change. The workshop will involve three days of presentations and intensive discussions with expert participants from around the world, as well as a half-day site visi...

APC and IDRC host climate change, ICT and water workshop
APC and IDRC host climate change, ICT and water workshop 30 June 2011 APC

APC and Canadian development agency IDRC are hosting this four-day workshop with expert participants from around the world in Johannesburg on July 7-10. This is a new strategic area for the IDRC to support applied policy-relevant research to help people adapt to the water-related impacts of climate change.

Global Information Society Watch 2010: Focus on ICTs and environmental sustainability
Global Information Society Watch 2010: Focus on ICTs and environmental sustainability 03 May 2011 APC and Hivos

Reports from around the world on the impacts of technology consumption and e-waste on the environment. Also includes seven expert reports including one on smart and green grassroots technologies.