For the last few years Pangea has been involved in the eReuse.org project, dedicated to promoting and facilitating the reuse of computers and other electronic devices. The project’s main goal is to extend the lifetime of these products through repair, refurbishment and reuse, to ensure final recycling.
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.
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.
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.
Image par BigstockNew 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.
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.
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.
GreenNet has compiled a series of at-a-glance tip sheets to help everyday users and IT professionals use computers in a more sustainable way. We hope you’ll find them useful.
As international organisations, civil society, governments and the private sector gather in Rio for the UN convention on sustainable development and the People’s summit, APC staff and members, too, will be live tweeting and reporting on the event, holding workshops and speaking on panels.