"Limits to technology examines the role of resource depletion and the ecological limits to human society"s future use of "technical systems" - a broad term covering not only our use of computers and mobile technologies, but also the electronics, metals and chemical components of everyday goods and products, and the latest "green technologies".
A new report from APC and Hivos looks at ICTs and environmental sustainability in 2010 in 53 countries, six regions and through ten expert thematic reports. We invite you to a virtual launch of the report and chance to talk with the book's authors.
JOHANNESBURG, AFRIQUE DU SUD, MERCREDI 1ER DÉCEMBRE (APC/Hivos) – Un nouveau rapport, édité avant le sommet de l’ONU sur le changement climatique, défie la conception selon laquelle les technologies de l’information et de la communication (TIC) seront la panacée du changement climatique.
Climate change is presented as a crisis: by the scientific community, global institutions, governments and the media. Its urgency provokes the need for mainstreaming environmental concerns in the information and communications technology for development (ICT4D) sector. While analysts argue that climate change magnifies development inequalities, it is also likely to magnify political disagreements and fault lines – already the case at global forums such as the recent negotiations in Copenhagen.