Climate Change

ICTs and climate change mitigation in developing countries

Urgent action is required to reduce green house gase emissions. Developing countries overall are significant emitters, and they must maximise the use of ICTs.
The briefing outlines:

Using interactive web tools in environmental planning to improve communication about sustainable development

This article examines how communication in the context of environmental issues can be supported by modern web tools, social media, and new visualization approaches. Furthermore, the potential of social media to support communication about sustainability on a local scale and the prerequisites for its use in the planning process are discussed.

Integra LLC Awarded IDIQ Contract for USAID’s REPLACE

Integra LLC is pleased to announce that it has been awarded an Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity contract for USAID’s Restoring the Environment through Prosperity, Livelihoods and Conserving Ecosystems (REPLACE).

The Climate Change-Conflict Nexus

Does climate change cause conflict? The question is more than theoretical, and may have profound consequences at the United Nations and for the effort to reach an internationally binding climate change agreement.

Cooperation for a Water Wise World – Partnerships for Sustainable Development

This is the report from World Water Week 2013, held in Stockholm 1-6 September 2013. It provides input into the discussions at the event which was themed ‘Water Cooperation: Building Partnerships’. The report also explores issues such as the role of ICT, the importance of climate mitigation and adaptation coherence and the interplay between actors in water, food and energy.

Economic Advice to final stages of business case development on Mobile Enhanced Utilities

In 2012, there remain 1.4 billion people without access to energy and 783 million without access to improved water resources. Mobile penetration in Africa is estimated to reach 76 per cent by 2014 and more people have access to a mobile phone than to energy and water.

Communicating climate change through social media: the Eldis experience

Eldis Climate Change Resource Guide experimented with social media tools for two months during April and May 2013, with the support of the Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN). Although the guide already has a wide global audience, social media presence was considered a valuable addition in broadening CCRG’s global outreach and directly engaging with its users.

Osama Bin Laden, aid expert

From the New York Times:
We are in need of a big change in the method of relief work because the number of victims is great due to climate changes in modern times

How Much Gas Do You Emit?

This post was submitted by Preethi Sundararaman, an Ashoka Summer Associate working with the FEC Healthcare for All team.

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