ICT and the Environment in Developing Countries: A Review of Opportunities and Developments

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Houghton, John (2010) ICT and the Environment in Developing Countries: A Review of Opportunities and Developments. In: What Kind of Information Society? Governance, Virtuality, Surveillance, Sustainability, Resilience. Berleur, Jacques, Hercheui, Magda David and Hilty, Lorenz M, eds. IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology (328). Springer, Berlin, pp. 236-247.


Both developed and developing countries face many environmental challenges, including climate change, improving energy efficiency and waste management, addressing air pollution, water quality and scarcity, and loss of natural habitats and biodiversity. Drawing on the existing literature, this paper explores how the Internet and ICT can help tackle environmental challenges in developing countries through more environmentally sustainable models of economic development and environmentally friendly technologies and applications. This review focuses on the role of ICTs in climate change mitigation, mitigating other environmental pressures and climate change adaptation, providing an overview and pointing to examples of current activities and opportunities in each of these areas.

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9th IFIP TC 9 International Conference, HCC9 2010 and 1st IFIP TC 11 International Conference, CIP 2010, Held as Part of WCC 2010, Brisbane, Australia, September 20-23, 2010. Proceedings

Item type Book Section
URI https://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/9880
DOI 10.1007/978-3-642-15479-9_23
Official URL http://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007%2F978-3-6...
ISBN 9783642154782 (print) 9783642154799 (online) 1868-4238 (series ISSN)
Subjects Historical > FOR Classification > 1005 Communications Technologies
Historical > FOR Classification > 1402 Applied Economics
Historical > SEO Classification > 970114 Expanding Knowledge in Economics
Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > Centre for Strategic Economic Studies (CSES)
Keywords ResPubID20943, ICT, environment, climate change, mitigation, adaptation, developing countries, sustainable development
Citations in Scopus 56 - View on Scopus
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