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Save the date! Disco-tech 2019 on the environmental impact of ICTs
Save the date! Disco-tech 2019 on the environmental impact of ICTs 12 November 2019

The Association for Progressive Communications (APC) and partners are hosting their ninth Disco-tech event in conjunction with the 2019 Internet Governance Forum (IGF) in Berlin, on the evening of 26 November. We invite you to join us for this peer-learning event about utilising the potential of information and communications technologies (ICTs) in strategies to mitigate and adapt to the climate crisis. Event details Date and time: Tuesday 26 November 2019 from 19:00 to 22:00...

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

Mexico produces between 200,000 and 300,000 tonnes of electronic waste a year. However, there is no real link between ICT and environmental policies. There is a lack of public policies for the “clean” use of ICT, and so the country is missing out on opportunities to make use of these technologies to mitigate climate change. Olinca Marino and Enrique Rosas produced a report on ICT and envir...

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. India produced over 300,000 tonnes of e-waste in 2010 but almost double this amount – an additional 500,000 tonnes —...

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

ICTs and the environment have a two-sided relationship. As a network, APC is looking into not only how ICTs are being used to help the environment, but also looking at what can be done in terms of policy regarding arising issues such as e-waste. APC’s GreeningIT project takes a look at the green and not so green side of ICTs to find out how ICTs can be used more sustainably by ICT practitione...

ICTs and environmental sustainability: Mexico baseline study
ICTs and environmental sustainability: Mexico baseline study 29 September 2011 Olinca Marino and Enrique Rosas

Mexico has one of the world’s most diverse ecosystems, and is therefore also very vulnerable to climate change. The degradation of the environment hascreated social and economic problems, and in particular, can be linked to increased poverty in the country. This report identifies in what ways the use of ICTs has been proposed in public policies as aresponse to climate change.It also point...

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...

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

Since the late 1990s Egypt has promoted ICTs as one of its main economic growth engines. ICTs have been used for over a decade to monitor and reportenvironmental changes and are becoming an important tool for climate change adaptation. 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 ...

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 managem...

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