Environment and ICTs

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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