Environment and ICTs

HRC40: States should defend environmental human rights defenders
HRC40: States should defend environmental human rights defenders 14 March 2019 Various

As negotiations at the Human Rights Council enter their final phase, APC and over 150 other civil society organisations join ISHR's call on all states and civil society to use the remaining days to work towards the adoption of a strong resolution on environmental human rights defenders.

APC members in 2017: Protecting Guasu Metropolitan park in Paraguay with the help of social media
APC members in 2017: Protecting Guasu Metropolitan park in Paraguay with the help of social media 24 September 2018 Asociación Trinidad

In January 2017, the Paraguayan Ministry of Public Works began to dig two large trenches, four metres deep, in Guasu Metropolitan Park, the last natural forested area in Asunción. Asociación Trinidad, along with other civil society representatives, began to research ways to stop the work.

Action Steps: A decade of civil society advocacy in the information society - A baseline review of the Global Information Society Watch country reports (2007-2017)
Action Steps: A decade of civil society advocacy in the information society - A baseline review of the Global Information Society Watch country reports (2007-2017) 06 August 2018 Alan Finlay

The purpose of this review was to look back over the past decade of country reports published in Global Information Society Watch (GISWatch) and attempt to identify trends in civil society perspectives on what needed to be done to create a people- centred information society.

APC 2016 Annual Report is out!
APC 2016 Annual Report is out! 26 October 2017 Flavia Fascendini

APC's Annual Report for 2016 narrates organisational life matters and the year's work around our six strategic areas: access, rights, a feminist internet, governance, use and development, and the APC community, told through 60 short stories, 25 of them contributed by our members. 2016 was a year of several changes for APC. It is quite remarkable, this characteristic of change: it is slippery wh...

GreenNet: 30 years making internet history
GreenNet: 30 years making internet history 09 November 2016

The APC European members meeting that took place on 19-20 October 2016 in Sarajevo was the perfect venue for Leila Nachawati Rego from APCNews to meet Edward Maw and Karen Banks from GreenNet, one of APC’s founders and the first organisational member of the network. They reviewed GreenNet’s long and fruitful relationship with APC, its groundbreaking past as the first NGO internet service pr...

COP21: Can ICTs mitigate climate change?
COP21: Can ICTs mitigate climate change? 02 December 2015 APCNews

At APC, awareness of climate change and its relationship with information and communications technologies (ICTs) has been an integral part of our work since we were born, in 1990.    

Sudanese civil society calls for protection of Sudanese human rights defenders and journalists
Sudanese civil society calls for protection of Sudanese human rights defenders and journalists 14 October 2015

The coalition of Sudanese and international civil society organisations involved in developing this submission call on the international community to hold Sudan accountable for its human rights violations, and to ensure protection of human rights defenders and journalists.

Using ICT to enhance community resilience to climate change impacts
Using ICT to enhance community resilience to climate change impacts 14 August 2014 Cooperativa Sulá Batsú

ICTs can enhance the capacity of communities to organise and respond to extreme weather events provoked by climate change.

Climate change agenda (or lack thereof) at the 2013 IGF
Climate change agenda (or lack thereof) at the 2013 IGF 23 October 2013 AG

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).

FAQ: Greening IT
FAQ: Greening IT 18 April 2013 APC

Given the growing importance of environmental sustainability in social and economic development, much attention has been given to the role of information and communications technologies, both as tools to address sustainability imbalances and as the source of environmental challenges in themselves.

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