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. In recent years, electronic waste and other ICT-related environmental issues have become an increasingly important issue that policy makers in Bangladesh have yet to tackle. This new report by examines what is currently being done in Bangladesh and what policy makers should focus on. The report also looks at how and where civil society can help establish a comprehensive environmental policies where ICTs are concern...

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

Since the late 1990s Egypt has promoted ICTs as one of its main economic growth engines. ICTs have been used for over a decade to monitor and reportenvironmental changes and are becoming an important tool for climate change adaptation. 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 ...

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 offical 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 a...

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. The degradation of the environment hascreated social and economic problems, and in particular, can be linked to increased poverty in the country. This report identifies in what ways the use of ICTs has been proposed in public policies as aresponse to climate change.It also point...

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

As environmental sustainability plays an increasingly important role in social and economic development, much attention has been given to ICTs as tools to address sustainability imbalances – and as the source of many environmental challenges themselves, such as with e-waste. IC4D activists are constantly challenged by the ever-evolving landscape of ICTs and the sometimes contradictory and cro...

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...

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

The worldwide Global Information Society Watch network looks at a different urgent issue each year and produces a critical report. In 2010 the adverse impacts of technology consumption and e-waste on the environment and the positive uses of technology to alleviate climate change were reported on from more than 50 countries. As information and communications technologies (ICTs) have become more ...

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