Environment and ICTs

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

This practical guide by Paul Mobbs offers a detailed, “hands-on” introduction to thinking about sustainable computing holistically; from make buying technology, through to the software and peripherals you use; how you store and work with information, manage your security, save power, and maintain and dispose of your old hardware, etc.

Rio+20: A voice from Dhaka, Bangladesh
Rio+20: A voice from Dhaka, Bangladesh 28 June 2012 Ahmed Swapan Mahmud

As sustainable development was being discussed in the UN Conference Rio+20, The Guardian asked a number of activists and researchers what they thought about the conference and which changes they had seen since the first summit 20 years ago. Read what APC member VOICE’s Ahmed Swapan Mahmud had to say about Bangladesh.

Green-my-tech tip sheets
Green-my-tech tip sheets 14 June 2012 GreenNet

GreenNet has compiled a series of at-a-glance tip sheets to help everyday users and IT professionals use computers in a more sustainable way. We hope you’ll find them useful.

20 years later: APC to push for a more sustainable use of ICTs in Rio
20 years later: APC to push for a more sustainable use of ICTs in Rio 13 June 2012 LC

As international organisations, civil society, governments and the private sector gather in Rio for the UN convention on sustainable development and the People’s summit, APC staff and members, too, will be live tweeting and reporting on the event, holding workshops and speaking on panels.

Green-my-tech tip sheets
Green-my-tech tip sheets 12 June 2012 GreenNet

This practical set of tip sheets compiled by GreenNet offers hands-on computing tips; like where and how to select technology, software and peripherals, storing information, disposal and end of life.    

Sustainable IT checklists: Quick reference sheets for sustainable IT use
Sustainable IT checklists: Quick reference sheets for sustainable IT use 12 June 2012 Paul Mobbs

Practical quick-reference check lists based on the “Sustainable IT” guide book by Paul Mobbs.    

New guide for policy makers on ICTs and climate change
New guide for policy makers on ICTs and climate change 17 May 2012 Richard Heeks & Angelica Ospina (Ed)

The University of Manchester has released a new guide on ICTs and climate change in developing countries that aims to help policy makers and climate change officers in their decision-making process. It outlines issues, priorities, benefits, risks, and more.

"Responsible science must guide action, not dogmatism," says researcher
"Responsible science must guide action, not dogmatism," says researcher 16 May 2012 LC

The LAC region faces many water-related issues – from drought and flooding to hurricanes and landslides. A new book commissioned by APC and the IRDC examines how ICTs can help alleviate climate and weather-related stress in these areas. APC talks to LAC regional author, Gilles Cliche, about his findings.

Water-related stress and ICTs: New publication includes developing country experiences
Water-related stress and ICTs: New publication includes developing country experiences 08 May 2012 Alan Finlay and Edit Adera

This new report by APC and IDRC is a collection of reports that looks at how ICTs can be used to help communities in developing countries facing water stress adapt to climate change. It draws on current experiences in the field of water management and sustainability, and brings a perspective from the ICT for development (ICT4D) sector.

Application of ICTs for climate change adaptation in the water sector (Executive Summary)
Application of ICTs for climate change adaptation in the water sector (Executive Summary) 04 May 2012 Alan Finlay and Edtih Adera

This collection of reports looks at how ICTs can be used to help communities in developing countries facing water stress adapt to climate change by from an ICT4D perspective.

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