environment and ICTs

The relationship between information and communication technologies (ICTs) and environmental sustainability has been one of APC’s strategic cross-cutting themes since 2003. This theme includes issues such as electronic waste (e-waste), access to environmental information by civil society in the South, ICT capacity-building for environmental activists and the integration of environmental sustainability into policy instruments regulating the use of ICTs.

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Source: "E stands for environment: ICT tools to empower activists struggling to protect environment around the world", APCNews (22 June 2006)

Climate change agenda (or lack thereof) at the 2013 IGF


In September at a Stockholm conference of the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change climate scientists released a key report which concluded that global warming is human induced with at least 95 percent certainty (let’s be honest – we’ve known this for years).

Green ICT event: Exploring Emerging Policies and Open Research Questions


EVENT: Exploring Emerging Policies and Open Research Questions

taking place January 17-18,2013 at the Palais Harrach, Freyung 3, 1010 Vienna, Austria with high-level keynote speakers from the science and policy fields:

Ray Pinto, Microsoft Europe, Middle East and Africa
Inge Røpke, Aalborg University
Grégoire Wallenborn, Free University of Brussels

The event brings together high-l

The Story of Electronics: How e-waste is generated

The Story of Electronics an accessible and very
smart eight minute film about e-waste, will be playing at
www.storyofelectronics.org as of this Tuesday, November 9.

The latest internet video release by Annie Leonard’s Story of Stuff
Project employs a simple but never “dumbed-down” communication style.
“The Story of Electronics” provides all consumers of e

ICTs, Climate Change and Development: New Concept Paper and Scoping Study


Two new documents on ICTs, climate change and development are available online at: http://www.niccd.org/resources.htm

Concept Paper: builds four new conceptual models –
i) Climate change vulnerability in developing countries;
ii) Climate change adaptation and adaptive capacity of communities and wider “livelihood systems”;
iii) Climate change resilience;
iv) The contribution of ICTs to

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