Environment and ICT

ICTs, sustainability and the green economy


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International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD)


The concept of sustainable development has been elaborated and refined in the years since the Brundtland Report on environment and development, which defined sustainable development as “development that meets needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.”1 Although there is no single definition of sustainable development, there is general agreement on certain fundamental principles:

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2010 - ICTs and Environmental Sustainability

Global Information Society Watch 2010 investigates the impact that information and communications technologies (ICTs) have on the environment – both good and bad. Written from a civil society perspective, GISWatch 2010 covers some 50 countries and six regions, with the key issues of ICTs and environmental sustainability, including climate change response and electronic waste (e‑waste), explored in seven expert thematic reports.



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