The Millennium Declaration makes a commitment to
protect all humanity, and especially future
generations, from living on a planet irredeemably
spoilt by human activities or where resources are no
longer sufficient for needs. ICTs today play a
central role in the global fight to reduce pollution
while increasing environmentally-friendly economic
development. Cultural and linguistic diversity is
also an important part of our common heritage and,
like the physical environment, is worthy of being
cherished and protected. ICTs provide new channels
for the expression of this diversity and for the
worldwide dissemination of locally created content.
Relevant documents and links:
(United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural
Organization) and the Promotion and Use of
Multilingualism and Universal Access to Cyberspace.
Media Network, uniting the world's indigenous
peoples in their common struggle.
GreenNet, an NGO
dedicated to supporting and promoting groups and
individuals working for peace, human rights and the
environment through the use of information and
Environmental Technology Centre, Division of
Technology, Industry, and Economics of UNEP
(United Nations Environment Programme).
ITU/WIPO Symposium on Multilingual Domain Names,
Institute (WRI), an environmental think tank for the
protection of the earth and the improvement of
The Environmental Portal
of the The World Resources
Commission PRISMA Project, which aims to provide a
systematic analysis and synthesis of the current and
future impacts of new information and communication
technologies on government services in Europe,
including health, environment, transport and tourism.
Roadmaps for Sustainable Development in a Networked
Knowledge Society “
(February 2002) , Report of a
Workshop Co-chaired by the Presidents of the Brussels
EU-Chapter of the Club of Rome and the “Factor 10
(Organization for Economic Co-operation and
Technology and Sustainable Development Division.
linkages between ICT and sustainability: ICT
investment and its managerial and environmental
impacts in Japan" ,
T. Jitsuzumi, H. Mitomo, H. Oniki, based on a
presentation made at the conference, “Towards a
Sustainable Information Society for the 21 st
Century,” Brussels, Feb. 21-22, 2000.
ICTs and Sustainable Development, International
Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD),
Development Department - Information
Technology for Development Division, of the
Inter-American Development Bank (IADB)
· Global e-sustainability
Initiative, an initiative of ICT service
providers and suppliers, with the support of the
United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
and the International Telecommunication Union (ITU).
and Communications Technology - Industry as a
partner for sustainable development,
a report of the
Initiative on ICT and the Environment:
Promoting e-sustainability in Asia-Pacific, Tata
Energy Research Institute (TERI
Protection Agency: Old Computers No Longer Junk"
(3 June 2002), Article from Wired News.