Environment and ICTs
APC outlines positions on some of the areas covered in the digital strategies presented by the European Commission that will undoubtedly set a key precedent for global discussions on issues such as regulating platforms, data governance and artificial intelligence.
Predicting the future’s hard but there are two global trends that seem fairly certain. Digitalisation and climate change are likely to shape our future more than anything else that we can see at present. How are they linked? Or, to put it another way, why aren’t they linked more?
APC and partners are hosting their ninth Disco-tech event in conjunction with the 2019 IGF in Berlin, on 26 November. We invite you to join us for this peer-learning event about utilising the potential of ICTs in strategies to mitigate and adapt to the climate crisis.
Among human rights defenders (HRDs), those working on land, indigenous peoples’ and environmental rights are the most targeted group. This session aimed at sharing collective digital security strategies used by rural communities and environmental HRDs to mitigate the risks they face.
As negotiations at the Human Rights Council enter their final phase, APC and over 150 other civil society organisations join ISHR's call on all states and civil society to use the remaining days to work towards the adoption of a strong resolution on environmental human rights defenders.
In January 2017, the Paraguayan Ministry of Public Works began to dig two large trenches, four metres deep, in Guasu Metropolitan Park, the last natural forested area in Asunción. Asociación Trinidad, along with other civil society representatives, began to research ways to stop the work.
The undersigned organisations, including APC, condemn the recent vicious attacks on environmental justice activists and civil society organisations in South Africa.
At APC, awareness of climate change and its relationship with information and communications technologies (ICTs) has been an integral part of our work since we were born, in 1990.
ICTs can enhance the capacity of communities to organise and respond to extreme weather events provoked by climate change.