climate change and ICTs

Moving beyond the tool: ICTs in the sustainable development discussion at Rio+20
Moving beyond the tool: ICTs in the sustainable development discussion at Rio+20 14 August 2012 Shawna Finnegan and Lisa Cyr

Rio has a long history with information and communication technology—the Earth Summit in 1992 was one of the first United Nations conferences to be set up with ‘communications centres’, which facilitated online discussion and kept civil society around the world informed about the UN talks. Twenty years later, information and communication technology (ICT) featured prominently in the day-to-day activities of the Rio+20 conference. Ironically, despite the dependence on and ubiquity of te...

New guide for policy makers on ICTs and climate change
New guide for policy makers on ICTs and climate change 17 May 2012 Richard Heeks & Angelica Ospina (Ed)

“Making Policy on ICTs and Climate Change in Developing Countries” is written for policy makers and policy advisers in senior climate change and ICT roles. The guide: Identifies the ICTs, climate change and development (ICCD) policy actors and priorities at three levels: international, national and sub-national. Lays out five ICCD policy principles. Details the climate change issues that ICT policy should address, and the ICT issues that climate change policy should address....

Water-related stress and ICTs: New publication includes developing country experiences
Water-related stress and ICTs: New publication includes developing country experiences 08 May 2012 Alan Finlay and Edit Adera

This collection of reports looks at how ICTs can be used to help communities in developing countries facing water stress adapt to climate change. The role and potential of ICTs in helping communities employ innovative approaches to prepare for, respond and adapt to climate change are increasingly being recognised. Within the water sector, ICTs can contribute towards improvements in water resour...

Application of ICTs for climate change adaptation in the water sector: Developing country experiences and emerging research priorities
Application of ICTs for climate change adaptation in the water sector: Developing country experiences and emerging research priorities 19 April 2012 Various

Within the water sector, ICTs can contribute in several ways to climate change adaption and mitigation in the communities most affected. This new publication by the Association for Progressive Communications and the International Development Research Centre gathers several reports from developing countries on how ICTs are and can be applied to help communities experiencing water-related stress...

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