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Global CO2 savings from the use of IT services instead of flying and commuting
Global CO2 savings from the use of IT services instead of flying and commuting 05 October 2010

An online calculator and map visualising outcomes of four scenarios in terms of global CO2 savings from the use of IT services instead of flying and commuting. Possible selection of IT services, regions, scenarios and years for which potential savings are calculated. Covers USA, Europe, India, China and Japan.Global CO2 savings from using IT services

Eye on Earth
Eye on Earth 21 September 2010

Eye on Earth is a two-way communication platform on the environment which brings together scientific information with feedback and observations of millions of ordinary people. It is the result of a partnership between Microsoft and the European Environment Agency (EEA). Currently, it includes information on the water quality for more than 22.000 bathing sites throughout Europe. EyeOnEarth also includes information on air quality for more than 1000 air quality monitoring stations throughout Eu...

ICT Update magazine, new issue: Irrigation
ICT Update magazine, new issue: Irrigation 01 September 2010 Jim Dempsey

The latest issue of ICT Update magazine has just been published online at http://ictupdate.cta.int ICT Update issue 56, August 2010: Irrigation Figures from the FAO show that irrigation can increase crop yields by up to 400%.

Greening Government ICT: Efficient, Sustainable, Responsible
Greening Government ICT: Efficient, Sustainable, Responsible 17 August 2010

The Cabinet Office made recommendations in the report aimed at making the energy consumption of government ICT carbon-neutral within four years. The report claims the UK government is the first in the world to make such an effort. There is a longer-term plan for central government ICT to be carbon-neutral through its lifetime, including manufacture and disposal, by 2020.Greening Government ICT:...

Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences (NHESS)
Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences (NHESS) 11 August 2010

NHESS encompasses: * The evolution of natural systems towards extreme conditions and the detection of precursors of such evolution. * The monitoring of rare events and the integration of measures for the understanding of spatial and temporal characteristics of rare natural phenomena. * The development of new techniques for the reduction of damage to human settlements and the impact of rare e...

OneClimate.net
OneClimate.net 04 August 2010

OneClimate is an action hub on climate change. It uses innovative spaces and tools to enable users to share experiences, knowledge, insights, questions and answers about climate change. OneClimate.net organized Live Stream from Copenhagen Climate Change Talks into Second Life to enable Global participation in COP 15 without travel carbon. The website lists community projects in a Good practice ...

Action Plan for Green IT in Denmark
Action Plan for Green IT in Denmark 04 August 2010

Green IT is research in and use of IT in an efficient and environmentally correct manner. Green IT can contribute to reducing energy consumption, both by reducing power consumption as well as promoting innovative IT solutions capable of reducing energy consumption and CO2 emissions in other sectors. This Action Plan presents eight concrete initiatives for the private and public sectors, which w...

Opening up e-government in Romania
Opening up e-government in Romania 26 July 2010 Kah

Activists advocate for “the real deal” in climate change policy during the 2009 UN Copenhagen conference using a site developed by StrawberryNet. Photo: GreendexRozi Bako reports that after researching the state of access to online information for extending democracy in Romania “we are now advocating for open e-government”. Bako of the StrawberryNet Foundation found that technology in ...

Fighting illegal logging in Bulgaria's forests
Fighting illegal logging in Bulgaria's forests 12 July 2010 BlueLink

A campaign to expose illegal logging is a new wall against the extinction of forests in Bulgaria. The campaign combines digital tools and green activism in an online system for filing whistle-blower alerts.

Revolutionary blogfarm for Hungarian activists
Revolutionary blogfarm for Hungarian activists 12 July 2010 Green Spider

APC member in Budapest, Green Spider, is challenging Facebook and YouTube by offering a home-grown Web 2.0 suite for Hungarian activists. “In the face of the overwhelming monoculture of corporate social networking tools, the service has taken off amongst grassroots activists, community organisers and charities in the Hungarian social and environmental movement,” says Green Spider.

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