The report examines how information and communications technology, or ICT, can help us to monitor and prepare for climate change and take steps towards more sustainable growth.
natural resources management
This book has been written as a tool for people involved or interested in communication and natural resource management who seek a better understanding of how different theories and strategic change principles relate to actual practise. It is not, however, a book of theory nor is it an argument for one approach over another. Instead, it relates a variety of theories and change principles in simplified, almost schematic form, to a series of real initiatives in the field through interactive experiences.
Communication and Natural Resource Management: An e-forum on perspectives, principles and future directions
Throughout September 2003, 49 individuals working in the field of communication and natural resource management (CNRM) participated in an on-line discussion jointly moderated by FAO and The Communication Initiative. This e-forum was based on a review of the book “Communication and Natural Resource Management: Experience/Theory.” Participants analysed the main results of the e-forum and made recommendations for future action.
The document presents, through stories and examples, the experience of many people and projects worldwide where communication methods and approaches have been applied to address NRM problems. These lessons will help decision makers, planners and practitioners understand why and how communication for development activities can support sustainable natural resource management and rural development efforts.
Renewable Natural Resources Strategic ICT Framework and Sectoral ICT Masterplan, Kingdom of Bhutan, Version 1.0
This document examines strategies for integrating information and communications technology (ICT) in the Renewable Natural Resources sector. Based on the analysis of appropriate documents, key informant interviews and a SWOT analysis of the ICT capabilities of the RNR Sector, several options and strategic directions were identified. The first part of the document gives the strategic framework, and the second part, the sectoral ICT Masterplan.
This webpage provides references to external resources: background papers, additional information, statistics, and examples, that cover the positive and negative impact that ICTs have on the climate.
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Many countries have created initiatives to pursue green IT, especially Asian nations such as the Republic of Korea and Japan. The Republic of Korea in particular has been active in this area and has developed a comprehensive set of policies designed to transform the nation into a lowcarbon economy and society. The Korean strategy addresses how to make the IT sector more energy efficient, how to use IT to transform society and how to pursue “green jobs”.
Application of ICTs For Climate Change Adaptation in the Water Sector: Developing country experiences and emerging research priorities
Information and communications technologies (ICTs) have proven useful in tailoring responses to situations arising out of the climate-water nexus. ICTs have emerged as a strong way to understand water security challenges. They are increasingly being adopted as key decision support mechanisms for adapting to climate change effects in the developing world. However, ICTs must not be considered simply a panacea for water security. Rather, they are tools that can be smartly used in developing appropriate responses to problems in the water climate change arena.
This study discusses the use of mobile telephony, particularly, SMS-based initiatives to promote awareness and involve citizens in advancing environmental protectionin the Philippines. The study also provides information on ICTs in the Philippines with focus on mobile communication as well as case studies on previous and current ICT-based public programmes.
Saving the Climate @ the Speed of Light: First roadmap for reduced CO2 emissions in the EU and beyond
This document demonstrates that there is a potential to allow the ICT sector to provide leadership. The concrete cases provided in this document are based on existing and implemented ICT solutions. They offer a new way for finding solutions, and show that Telecom operators can be part of the solution rather than part of the problem.