environment & icts

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 and 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. This interview is one in a series of papers being published by IISD’s Global Connectivity team to inform and stimulate discussion and debate on the relationship between information and communication technologies (ICTs), the Internet and sustainability, surrounding ...

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

The NICCD website provides a repository of new materials in French and Spanish on climate change, ICTs and developing countries including: A Policy Guide on how to incorporate ICTs into climate change policy, and how to incorporate climate change into ICT policy. Four Strategy Briefs written for policy makers, strategic planners and senior researchers, that summarise conceptual and action-ba...

APC goes back to its roots: ICTs and the environment at the heart of APC's work
APC goes back to its roots: ICTs and the environment at the heart of APC's work 01 May 2012 LC

As a progressive network, the environment has been at the heart of the work of many APC members, but as new issues began to emerge, APC’s work began to take new directions. In 2008, APC began its work on the GreeningIT project, in which it undertook research in order to better understand the new challenges countries face related to electronic waste, climate change adaptation, and more, a...

Application of ICTs for climate change adaptation in the water sector: Developing country experiences and emerging research priorities
Application of ICTs for climate change adaptation in the water sector: Developing country experiences and emerging research priorities 19 April 2012 Various

Within the water sector, ICTs can contribute in several ways to climate change adaption and mitigation in the communities most affected. This new publication by the Association for Progressive Communications and the International Development Research Centre gathers several reports from developing countries on how ICTs are and can be applied to help communities experiencing water-related stress...

E-waste in Egypt: How do you solve a problem you can't quantify?
E-waste in Egypt: How do you solve a problem you can't quantify? 02 December 2011 LC

When Leila Hassanin of ArabDev first set out to do research on ICTs and environmental sustainability for APC’s GreeningIT project, she was not aware how pressing ICT e-waste was in Egypt. Electronic waste coming from computers, mobile phones, printers and other tech-industry related items has been on the rise in recent years – the problem is, there is no solid data showing the scale o...

ICTs and environmental sustainability:  India baseline study
ICTs and environmental sustainability: India baseline study 29 September 2011 Syed S. Kazi, Divya Menon & Ashok Karna

In India, the ICT boom in recent years has greatly increased the presence of new dangerous and toxic waste in the environment but no offical policies have been created to deal with the informal disposal of e-waste in the country. This study addresses the need for a consolidated study in India of any sorts to measure the policy trends in relation to environmental sustainability, climate change a...

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