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The ecological paradox of digital economies: A conversation between Paz Peña and Joey Ayoub
The ecological paradox of digital economies: A conversation between Paz Peña and Joey Ayoub 05 October 2021 APCNews

This episode of the podcast "the fire these times", hosted by Lebanese writer Joey Ayoub, explores the danger of assuming that technology can usher in solutions to the climate crisis, as digitalisation comes with its own problems, such as the ecological costs of producing tech products.

Can the internet serve collective liberation and ecological sustainability? Branch magazine addresses a sustainable internet for all
Can the internet serve collective liberation and ecological sustainability? Branch magazine addresses a sustainable internet for all 08 July 2021

Can the internet serve collective liberation and ecological sustainability? This is the question addressed by the latest issue of Branch online magazine, featuring two pieces from APC's latest Global Information Society Watch report on technology, the environment and a sustainable world.

Taking action: GISWatch 2020 authors speak out on creating a sustainable world
Taking action: GISWatch 2020 authors speak out on creating a sustainable world 21 April 2021 APCNews

On Earth Day 2021, APC launched its 2020 edition of Global Information Society Watch (GISWatch) on the theme of "Technology, the environment and a sustainable world: Responses from the global South". Listen to voices from around the globe as we join the global movement for climate justice.

GISWatch 2020 launch: Technology, the environment and a sustainable world
GISWatch 2020 launch: Technology, the environment and a sustainable world 07 April 2021 APCNews

The new edition of GISWatch on "Technology, the environment and a sustainable world: Responses from the global South" is launching! Be sure to save the date – 22 April – and join us as we explore the constructive role that technology can play in confronting environmental and climate crises.

Inside the Digital Society: The Sustainable Development Goals, the environment and the digital society
Inside the Digital Society: The Sustainable Development Goals, the environment and the digital society 29 March 2021 David Souter

This week’s blog’s a ‘sneak peek’ of the chapter I’ve written for this year’s Global Information Society Watch (GISWatch) report by APC. It’s an overview of the main issues around the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the environment and the digital society. 

GISWatch 2020 Sneak Peek! Read a selection of full-length reports on tech and the environment
GISWatch 2020 Sneak Peek! Read a selection of full-length reports on tech and the environment 26 March 2021

The 2020 edition of Global Information Society Watch (GISWatch) will be launching soon! In anticipation, you can now read a selection of full-length reports in the GISWatch 2020 Sneak Peek!

Extended deadline! GISWatch 2020 call for proposals: Technology,  the environment and a sustainable world: Responses from the global South
Extended deadline! GISWatch 2020 call for proposals: Technology, the environment and a sustainable world: Responses from the global South 20 May 2020

This 2020 edition of GISWatch seeks to provide fresh perspectives to these challenges confronting civil society in our efforts to build a just and sustainable world.

Exploring the human rights dimensions of artificial intelligence and online content moderation at the IGF
Exploring the human rights dimensions of artificial intelligence and online content moderation at the IGF 10 January 2020 Miru Lee

First-time IGF participant Miru Lee of the Korean Progressive Network Jinbonet shares her reflections on the discussions around two topics of particular interest to her: the human rights impacts of AI, and the complexities of content regulation in the online space.

GISWatch launch at the Internet Governance Forum: Artificial intelligence and human rights at the forefront
GISWatch launch at the Internet Governance Forum: Artificial intelligence and human rights at the forefront 19 December 2019 APCNews

The answers, where they exist, on how to build people-centred AI that puts human rights first are certainly complex and often raise further questions. The launch of GISWatch at IGF touched on some of these key issues and it was a special opportunity to gather so many researchers and activists to explore paths for moving forward.

Global Information Society Watch 2019 - Artificial intelligence: Human rights, social justice and development
Global Information Society Watch 2019 - Artificial intelligence: Human rights, social justice and development 28 November 2019 Various

While pointing to the positive use of AI to enable rights in ways that were not easily possible before, this edition of GISWatch highlights the real threats that we need to pay attention to if we are going to build an AI-embedded future that enables human dignity.

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