greening it

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.

APC launches new GreeningIT site
APC launches new GreeningIT site 24 January 2012 APC

While ICTs can help the environment, they can also be harmful. APC’s GreeningIT project takes a look at the green and not so green side of ICTs to find out how they can be used more sustainably by civil society, governments, service providers and users in general.

ICTs, climate change and development workshop
ICTs, climate change and development workshop 24 January 2012 APC

In partnership with the University of Manchester, APC co-hosted a workshop from January 22 – 24 in Johannesburg to discuss findings, challenges and key actions going forward on how ICTs can help mitigate climate change and help communities better adapt to the increasing changes in their local environments.

Mexico: ICT and environmental policies must be linked
Mexico: ICT and environmental policies must be linked 14 November 2011 AF

There is a lack of awareness in Mexico of the environmental harm caused by the present models of production, consumption and disposal of electronic waste. However, there is also a lack of awareness of the positive role that ICT can play in mitigating climate change.

90% of India's e-waste is recycled informally – when will gov't policy recognise this?
90% of India's e-waste is recycled informally – when will gov't policy recognise this? 14 October 2011 LC

According to the GISWatch 2010 report, electronics is the fastest growing sector in India and are purchased by about 52 million people. From 1993 to 2000 the number of PCs owned by Indians grew 604% and one can only imagine how many computers have been bought since then.

GreeningIT: Baseline studies and comparative report
GreeningIT: Baseline studies and comparative report 30 September 2011 APC

Country baseline studies from Bangladesh, Costa Rica, Egypt, India and Mexico look at the rising issue of e-waste and the policy environment around it, while a comparative report highlights the main points from the country studies.

ICTs and environmental sustainability: Bangladesh baseline study
ICTs and environmental sustainability: Bangladesh baseline study 29 September 2011 Partha Sarker and Munir Hasan

Bangladesh, like many countries, is particularly vulnerable to climate change. This new report by Partha Sarker and Munir Hasan indicates that information and communications technologies (ICTs) and environmental sustainability issues are still not on Bangladeshi policy makers’ agendas.

ICTs and environmental sustainability: Costa Rica baseline study
ICTs and environmental sustainability: Costa Rica baseline study 29 September 2011 Coopearativa Sulá Batsú

When the Central American Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA) was approved in Costa Rica in 2008, the telecommunications sector – previously a state monopoly – opened itself to the liberal economic market. This study looks at the different initiatives, policies and actors involved in environmental stability from the telecommunications sector and focuses on climate change and e-waste managemen...

ICTs and environmental sustainability:  Egypt baseline study
ICTs and environmental sustainability: Egypt baseline study 29 September 2011 Leila Hassanin & Nahla Hassan

This report looks at how ICTs are being used in Egypt to mitigate and adapt to climate change as well as how e-waste is managed in the country. It documents the key stakeholders involved, offers an overview of the policy and legislative context, analyses challenges and trends, and identifies several key areas for civil society advocacy.

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 official 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 ...

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