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Internet Governance and Sustainable Development

In an effort to bring the two policy arenas closer together, we we hope to hear from everyone in the Diplo community about their understanding of sustainable development, and of the role the Internet plays as a global platform, or ecosystem.

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New discussions on Greening the Internet 1 Reply

Started by Virginia (Ginger) Paque. Last reply by Enock Othin Jul 3, 2012.

2008 IGF in Hyderabad - by Maja Andjelkovic

Started by Diplo IGCBP Apr 21, 2009.

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Comment by Maja on January 15, 2009 at 4:50am
Hi everyone! I hope to be able to share with you a commentary on the evolution of the SD-IG linkages over the past few years -- as soon as it's out of the copy-editing process. There have been a lot of news about environmental aspects of specific IT companies lately -- please feel free to post items you come across in this space!

Here are a few:

Researcher Says Google Carbon Story is Wrong:http://www.internetnews.com/bus-news/article.php/3795996/Researcher+Says+Google+Carbon+Story+Is+Wrong.htm

Apple Puts Green Makeover at Risk with CSR Snubhttp://www.greenbiz.com/news/2009/01/14/apple-puts-green-makeover-risk-with-csr-snub

How You Can Really Clean Up
We think of hi-tech industries as being eco-friendly. But, says Michael McCarthy, some are a great deal friendlier than others. It's all a question of being aware of your ecological footprint
Comment by Maja on December 2, 2008 at 1:40pm
Hi Seiiti!

Here is a list of some of the documents that will give you an idea of our work.

They are all available at the

IISDnet Internet Scenarios Library and Community Page:


Available for download:

Mapping the future of the Internet onto Global Scenarios: a preliminary view
Observations from an IISD Workshop, October 23-24, 2008 Ottawa, Canada

Critical Internet Uncertainties : How Will Governance, Evolution and Growth of the Internet Affect Sustainable Development?
Maja Andjelkovic, with Tony Vetter

The ICT sector and the Global Connectivity System: A Sustainable Development Overview
Tony Vetter, with Heather Creech

Internet Governance Forum: A development perspective
A primer for the third meeting, Hyderabad, India, 3-6 December, 2008
Tony Vetter

Internet Governance and Sustainable Development: Towards a Common Agenda
Don MacLean, Maja Andjelkovic and Tony Vetter

There are also a couple of informal commentaries on the first two IGF meetings, by yours truly.

As you will see, our work is still exploratory in nature. We would be most grateful for your comments and suggestions! Please feel free to post them here, on the IISD's site, or send them to maja.andjelkovic@gmail.com
Comment by Seiiti on November 24, 2008 at 10:15pm
Excellent initiative, Maja!
Can you tell us what are the main documents in this field we can access to know more? Hvala!!

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