Environment and ICTs

The EU's plans for its digital future
The EU's plans for its digital future 03 March 2020 APCNews

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.

Inside the Digital Society: Responsible innovation
Inside the Digital Society: Responsible innovation 10 February 2020 David Souter

What do we mean, at a time of growing environmental crisis, by responsible innovation?

Inside the Digital Society: The climate for digital development
Inside the Digital Society: The climate for digital development 04 February 2020 David Souter

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?

Save the date! Disco-tech 2019 on the environmental impact of ICTs
Save the date! Disco-tech 2019 on the environmental impact of ICTs 01 November 2019

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.

Collective digital security strategies for environmental human rights defenders: Conversation at the Internet Freedom Festival
Collective digital security strategies for environmental human rights defenders: Conversation at the Internet Freedom Festival 04 April 2019 Leila Nachawati Rego

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.

HRC40: States should defend environmental human rights defenders
HRC40: States should defend environmental human rights defenders 14 March 2019 Various

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.

APC members in 2017: Protecting Guasu Metropolitan park in Paraguay with the help of social media
APC members in 2017: Protecting Guasu Metropolitan park in Paraguay with the help of social media 24 September 2018 Asociación Trinidad

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.

Joint statement on attacks on environmental activists in South Africa
Joint statement on attacks on environmental activists in South Africa 17 July 2018 Various

The undersigned organisations, including APC, condemn the recent vicious attacks on environmental justice activists and civil society organisations in South Africa.

COP21: Can ICTs mitigate climate change?
COP21: Can ICTs mitigate climate change? 02 December 2015 APCNews

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.    

Using ICT to enhance community resilience to climate change impacts
Using ICT to enhance community resilience to climate change impacts 14 August 2014 Cooperativa Sulá Batsú

ICTs can enhance the capacity of communities to organise and respond to extreme weather events provoked by climate change.

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