Environment and ICTs

Building the Evidence Base for Strategic Action on Climate Change: Mexico City's Virtual Climate Change Centre
Building the Evidence Base for Strategic Action on Climate Change: Mexico City's Virtual Climate Change Centre 04 January 2013 Olinca Marino

This case study from the University of Manchester, United Kingdom (UK)‘s “Climate Change, Innovation and ICTs” research project, funded by Canada’s International Development Research Centre (IDRC) and managed by the University’s Centre for Development Informatics (CDI), describes a multi-stakeholder initiative that sought to build city-wide climate change information in Mexico.

COP 18, ICTs, and climate change
COP 18, ICTs, and climate change 11 December 2012 Alexandra Groome

Since the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) was created in 1994, the Conference of Parties (COP) has been meeting annually to discuss the implications of climate change. The COP comprises members from 195 countries. This year’s meeting, COP18, was held in the Middle East for the very first time in Doha, Qatar.

ICTs, the Internet and Sustainability: An interview with Anriette Esterhuysen and Alan Finlay
ICTs, the Internet and Sustainability: An interview with Anriette Esterhuysen and Alan Finlay 13 November 2012 International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD)

In an interview with Anriette Esterhuysen and Alan Finlay of APC, David Souter, senior associate with IISD and managing director of ict Development Associates explores the key issues around ICTs and environmental sustainability.

ICTs, the Internet and Sustainability: An interview with Anriette Esterhuysen and Alan Finlay
ICTs, the Internet and Sustainability: An interview with Anriette Esterhuysen and Alan Finlay 13 November 2012

In and interview with Anriette Esterhuysen and Alan Finlay, David Souter of the International Institute for Sustainable Development explores the key issues around ICTs and environmental sustainability as part of a series of papers meant to inform and stimulate discussion and debate on the relationship between information and communication technologies (ICTs), the internet and sustainability.

Green ICT event: Exploring Emerging Policies and Open Research Questions
Green ICT event: Exploring Emerging Policies and Open Research Questions 12 November 2012 Vivien Lunda

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

New materials on the environment and ICTs available in French and Spanish
New materials on the environment and ICTs available in French and Spanish 06 November 2012 Richard Heeks & Angelica Ospina

New materials from the Nexus for ICTs Climate Change and Development (NICCD) site now available in French and Spanish. Materials include guides for policy-makers and research briefs.

New tip sheets help users "green" their use of technology
New tip sheets help users "green" their use of technology 20 August 2012 GreenNet

GreenNet has compiled a series 5 at-a-glance tip sheets to help everyday users and IT professionals use computers in a more sustainable way. Each sheet focuses on a different issue, like purchasing or disposing electronics, and more. We hope you’ll find them useful.    

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

Though Rio has a long history with ICTs, dating back to the original Earth Summit in 1990 when APC set up “communications centres” for the UN, there was very little reflection at the summit 20 years later. APC’s Shawna Finnegan and Lisa Cyr report on their observations at the conference.

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

Though Rio has a long history with ICTs, dating back to the original Earth Summit in 1990 when APC set up “communications centres” for the UN, there was very little reflection at the summit 20 years later. APC’s Shawna Finnegan and Lisa Cyr report on their observations at the conference.

A practical guide to sustainable IT
A practical guide to sustainable IT 07 August 2012 Paul Mobbs

This practical guide to sustainable IT offers a detailed, “hands-on” introduction to thinking about sustainable computing holistically, starting with the choices you make when buying technology, right through to how you dispose of your old hardware.

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