The Exploratory survey on the environmentally sustainable ICT use in the ICT for development sector is part of a newly-created APC programme in the field of ICTs and environmental sustainability. The survey was developed by Colnodo (Colombia), and implemented with the help of Alternatives (Canada), CIPESA (Uganda) and BytesforAll (Pakistan). Amongst other things, the aim of the survey was to determine:
- Awareness among ICT4D practitioners and civil society organisations about environmentally sustainable ICT use
- Existing organisational and institutional policies related to sustainable ICT use
- Demand for ‘greening’ ICT services
The survey should be considered an indication of organisation needs and challenges when it comes to ICTs and environmental sustainability. Further areas to research and explore are suggested by the results.