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Moving beyond the tool: ICTs in the sustainable development discussion at Rio+20
Moving beyond the tool: ICTs in the sustainable development discussion at Rio+20 14 August 2012 Shawna Finnegan and Lisa Cyr

Rio has a long history with information and communication technology—the Earth Summit in 1992 was one of the first United Nations conferences to be set up with ‘communications centres’, which facilitated online discussion and kept civil society around the world informed about the UN talks. Twenty years later, information and communication technology (ICT) featured prominently in the day-to-day activities of the Rio+20 conference. Ironically, despite the dependence on and ubiquity of te...

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 ...

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