greening it

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

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.

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

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.

Greening IT cabezal SP
Greening IT cabezal SP 23 January 2012

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

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

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.

Greening IT: Baseline studies and comparative report
Greening IT: Baseline studies and comparative report 30 September 2011

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: Mexico baseline study
ICTs and environmental sustainability: Mexico baseline study 29 September 2011

Mexico has one of the world’s most diverse ecosystems, and is therefore also very vulnerable to climate change. This report identifies in what ways the use of ICTs has been proposed in public policies as aresponse to climate change.It also points out convergence between the digital and climate agenda, and offers a deeper reflection and analysis on the issue.

ICTs and environmental sustainability:  India baseline study
ICTs and environmental sustainability: India baseline study 29 September 2011

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 ...

ICTs and environmental sustainability:  Egypt baseline study
ICTs and environmental sustainability: Egypt baseline study 29 September 2011

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

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 management.