environment and icts

A practical guide to sustainable IT
A practical guide to sustainable IT 07 August 2012 Paul Mobbs

This practical guide to sustainable IT offers a detailed, “hands-on” introduction to thinking about sustainable computing holistically, starting with the choices you make when buying technology, through to the software and peripherals you use, how you store and work with information, manage your security, save power, and maintain and dispose of your old hardware. Suggestions and advice for policy makers are also included in the annexes, along with some practical tips for internet service ...

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 ...

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...

Exploratory survey on the environmentally sustainable ICT use in the ICT for development sector
Exploratory survey on the environmentally sustainable ICT use in the ICT for development sector 28 January 2012 Colnodo

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 de...

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:  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: 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 ...

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