Environment and ICTs

Advocating around technology, the environment and a sustainable world: GISWatch at the IGF
Advocating around technology, the environment and a sustainable world: GISWatch at the IGF 17 December 2021 APCNews

The inputs from the speakers collectively built on a key takeaway from this edition of GISWatch, that the burden of environmental destruction and pollution falls disproportionately on communities that experience discrimination, marginalisation and exclusion.

The strength of a network: A look back on how APC members have been seeding change in their communities
The strength of a network: A look back on how APC members have been seeding change in their communities 15 December 2021 APCNews

in 2021, we highlighted 27 stories of impact and change by our members, supported by APC subgranting. These stories demonstrate that listening to multiple voices and learning from positive impacts made locally are important ways to keep seeding and harvesting change.

APC and DEF submission to the ITU Council Working Group on International Internet-related Public Policy Issues: The environmental impacts and benefits of the internet
APC and DEF submission to the ITU Council Working Group on International Internet-related Public Policy Issues: The environmental impacts and benefits of the internet 14 December 2021 Association for Progressive Communications and Digital Empowerment Foundation

The internet and digital technologies are increasingly impacting all life on our planet, including the environment. The environmental benefits of the internet and digital technologies will only be realised if their increasingly negative impacts are adequately addressed.

APC priorities for the 2021 Internet Governance Forum
APC priorities for the 2021 Internet Governance Forum 01 December 2021 APC

APC values the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) as a convening space to substantively engage in and contribute to discussing and shaping internet policy with a broad range of stakeholders. These are some of the issues that APC will be focusing on at this year's IGF, taking place on 6-10 December.

Inside the Digital Society: WSIS and the world today
Inside the Digital Society: WSIS and the world today 24 November 2021 David Souter

In my keynote speech to the intersessional meeting of the UN Commission on Science and Technology for Development, I discuss how our progress reviews of the World Summit on the Information Society must account for how digital society is now inextricably linked to all aspects of global development and crises.

Join us in this pre-IGF event: Community-led paths to just and sustainable digital transformation
Join us in this pre-IGF event: Community-led paths to just and sustainable digital transformation 20 November 2021 APCNews

The APC network is organising this virtual discussion on 29 November to explore how community-led development and deployment of digital technologies around the world are shaping paths towards digital transformation that are socially, economically and environmentally just and sustainable.

APC at Tech for Democracy: How can digital technology support environmental justice and its defenders?
APC at Tech for Democracy: How can digital technology support environmental justice and its defenders? 11 November 2021 Shawna Finnegan and Jack Leevers

Our use of technology can often separate us from the reality of environmental degradation. This session identified threats and opportunities for digital technologies to work for local communities and environmental justice.

Seeding change: Pangea on reducing our digital footprint
Seeding change: Pangea on reducing our digital footprint 11 November 2021 APCNews

How are APC members improving their communities’ lives with the support of APC subgranting? In Catalonia, Pangea embarked on a research project that resulted in a guide to more environmentally sustainable use of the internet, focused on Spain and Latin America.

Inside the Digital Society: Is your COP half empty or half full?
Inside the Digital Society: Is your COP half empty or half full? 10 November 2021 David Souter

Climate change and digital society are the two trends that will underpin global development in our time. They interact much more than is being understood or discussed at conferences like COP and IGF.

APC joins virtual global dialogue Tech for Democracy 2021
APC joins virtual global dialogue Tech for Democracy 2021 08 November 2021 APCNews

APC will engage in five days of multistakeholder dialogue on how technology can support democracy and human rights, through leading two sessions and sharing remarks during the opening and closing plenaries of the event.

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