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APC members in 2016: Successful pilot for reuse of electronic devices
APC members in 2016: Successful pilot for reuse of electronic devices 24 October 2017 Pangea

This member story was featured in the 2016 APC Annual Report, as part of our work on use and development. 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. In 2016, one of the activities undertaken within the project was a pil...

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...

A practical guide to sustainable IT
A practical guide to sustainable IT 07 August 2012 Paul Mobbs

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, 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. Suggestions and advice for ...

20 years later: APC to push for a more sustainable use of ICTs in Rio
20 years later: APC to push for a more sustainable use of ICTs in Rio 13 June 2012 LC

Thousands from around the world will gather in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to attend the United Nations convention on sustainable development, otherwise known as Rio+20. As facilitator of civil society engagement in the original Earth Summit in Rio 20 years ago, APC and its network is keenly aware of the oft-forgotten intersection of ICTs and the environment. As the ICT4D landscape has changed over ...

Green-my-tech tip sheets
Green-my-tech tip sheets 12 June 2012 GreenNet

As part of its work on ICTs and environmental sustainability, APC is publishing a practical guide on sustainable IT, which offers hands-on computing tips, on issues like where and how to select technology, software and peripherals, storing information, disposal and end of life. Along with the guide, GreenNet has also compiled a series of at-a-glance tip sheets to help everyday users and IT prof...

Sustainable IT checklists: Quick reference sheets for sustainable IT use
Sustainable IT checklists: Quick reference sheets for sustainable IT use 12 June 2012 Paul Mobbs

As part of it’s work on ICTs and environmental sustainability, APC is publishing a practical guide on sustainable IT, which offers hands-on computing tips; like where and how to select technology, software and peripherals, storing information, disposal and end of life. The guide, which was developed by environmentalist and IT expert Paul Mobbs aims to encourage everyday consumers of technolog...

Water-related stress and ICTs: New publication includes developing country experiences
Water-related stress and ICTs: New publication includes developing country experiences 08 May 2012 Alan Finlay and Edit Adera

This collection of reports looks at how ICTs can be used to help communities in developing countries facing water stress adapt to climate change. The role and potential of ICTs in helping communities employ innovative approaches to prepare for, respond and adapt to climate change are increasingly being recognised. Within the water sector, ICTs can contribute towards improvements in water resour...

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