Environment and ICTs

FAQ: Greening IT
FAQ: Greening IT 18 April 2013 APC

Given the growing importance of environmental sustainability in social and economic development, much attention has been given to the role of information and communications technologies, both as tools to address sustainability imbalances and as the source of environmental challenges in themselves.

ICTs, the Internet and Sustainability: An interview with Anriette Esterhuysen and Alan Finlay
ICTs, the Internet and Sustainability: An interview with Anriette Esterhuysen and Alan Finlay 13 November 2012

In and interview with Anriette Esterhuysen and Alan Finlay, David Souter of the International Institute for Sustainable Development explores the key issues around ICTs and environmental sustainability as part of a series of papers meant to inform and stimulate discussion and debate on the relationship between information and communication technologies (ICTs), the internet and sustainability.

ICTs, the Internet and Sustainability: An interview with Anriette Esterhuysen and Alan Finlay
ICTs, the Internet and Sustainability: An interview with Anriette Esterhuysen and Alan Finlay 13 November 2012 International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD)

In an interview with Anriette Esterhuysen and Alan Finlay of APC, David Souter, senior associate with IISD and managing director of ict Development Associates explores the key issues around ICTs and environmental sustainability.

New materials on the environment and ICTs available in French and Spanish
New materials on the environment and ICTs available in French and Spanish 06 November 2012 Richard Heeks & Angelica Ospina

New materials from the Nexus for ICTs Climate Change and Development (NICCD) site now available in French and Spanish. Materials include guides for policy-makers and research briefs.

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

Though Rio has a long history with ICTs, dating back to the original Earth Summit in 1990 when APC set up “communications centres” for the UN, there was very little reflection at the summit 20 years later. APC’s Shawna Finnegan and Lisa Cyr report on their observations at the conference.

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

Though Rio has a long history with ICTs, dating back to the original Earth Summit in 1990 when APC set up “communications centres” for the UN, there was very little reflection at the summit 20 years later. APC’s Shawna Finnegan and Lisa Cyr report on their observations at the conference.

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, right through to how you dispose of your old hardware.

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

This practical guide by Paul Mobbs offers a detailed, “hands-on” introduction to thinking about sustainable computing holistically; from make 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, etc.

Green-my-tech tip sheets
Green-my-tech tip sheets 14 June 2012 GreenNet

GreenNet has compiled a series of at-a-glance tip sheets to help everyday users and IT professionals use computers in a more sustainable way. We hope you’ll find them useful.

20 years later: APC to push for a more sustainable use of ICTs in Rio
20 years later: APC to push for a more sustainable use of ICTs in Rio 13 June 2012 LC

As international organisations, civil society, governments and the private sector gather in Rio for the UN convention on sustainable development and the People’s summit, APC staff and members, too, will be live tweeting and reporting on the event, holding workshops and speaking on panels.

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