Environment and ICTs

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 visit to a project in the Johannesburg area. As part of its strategy, IDRC and APC have commissioned a s...

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 ...

New report on climate change as a strategic priority for ICT4D organisations
New report on climate change as a strategic priority for ICT4D organisations 16 February 2011 Richard Heeks and Angelica Ospina

The recent literature review of information and communications technologies(ICTs), climate change and development by Angelica Ospina and Richard Heeks points to a clear role for civil society organisations at many levels of climate change response, including advocacy, information dissemination, helping local communities adapt, and providing a voice for affected people. Something of the ‘commu...

AguaAndes
AguaAndes 24 January 2011

The CPWF Basin Focal Project for the Andes system of basins is working with a range of local stakeholders to develop a better understanding of the mechanisms for improving the productivity of water in the Andes. One of the key deliverables of the project is the development and deployment of the Agua-Andes web-based policy support system (PSS) combining an extensive spatial database with process...

UN Water
UN Water 24 January 2011

UN-Water is composed of representatives of 28 United Nations organizations. The website presents some examples of statistics related to water, currently incomplete and under development. The Stats section contains graphs and maps visualizing key water statistics. The Documents section contains water-related policy briefs, reports and publications. There is a section of resources for media, youn...

Africa Water Atlas
Africa Water Atlas 24 January 2011

This Atlas is a visual account of Africa’s endowment and use of water resources, revealed through 224 maps and 104 satellite images as well as some 500 graphics and hundreds of compelling photos. It gathers information about water in Africa and its role in the economy and development, health, food security, transboundary cooperation, capacity building and environmental change.Africa Water...

Climate Change Policy & Practice
Climate Change Policy & Practice 05 January 2011

IISD Climate Change Policy & PracticeClimate Change Policy & Practice is a knowledge management project for international negotiations and related activities on climate change. It features original content researched and produced by the project staff: daily news reports, articles, periodic policy updates, upcoming climate change events. All news articles on Climate Change Policy & P...

Home Energy Saver
Home Energy Saver 19 December 2010

The Home Energy Saver web site (HES) is an interactive do-it-yourself home energy assessment tool, combined with extensive decision-support content. Its aims are support national initiatives to increase consumer interest in energy efficiency and to foster market activities that capture those opportunities. The site is also used periodically by students and researchers as a tool for analyzing re...

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