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APC is pleased to announce the launch of Global Information Society Watch (GISWatch) 2020 entitled, "Technology, the environment and a sustainable world: Responses from the global South"! This groundbreaking edition contains 46 country and regional reports along with a powerful series of thematic reports that explore the constructive role that technology can play in confronting environmental and climate crises and disrupts the normative understanding of technology being an easy panacea to the planet’s environmental challenges.

From lithium extraction in Latin America to telecommunications among Indigenous communities in the Amazon, from artificial intelligence for curbing illegal poaching and animal trade in Uganda to the potential of community networks to create a more just and sustainable world – this innovative research takes readers around the globe looking at the role of technology in the fight for climate justice.

Be sure to save the date: 22 April (which is International Earth Day and the day that the Escazú Agreement comes into force). Ten years after APC published an edition of GISWatch on “ICTs and environmental sustainability”, we are revisiting and following up with critical new research in this current edition. You will not want to miss this opportunity to join the GISWatch team and authors as they discuss their research in this important collection! Read on for further details.

When will we launch the latest edition of GISWatch?

  • Date: Thursday, 22 April 2021

  • Time: 12:00 UTC - 13:30 UTC

  • Where: Zoom platform (clicking this link will open the call)

  • Languages: Translators will provide live interpretation in Spanish and French, with closed captioning in English. 

Curious to learn more about this year's edition of GISWatch? The 2020 Sneak Peek is now available and contains the introduction plus six full-length reports!

Want to learn more about GISWatch? Visit to read previous editions.