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Wednesday, June 12 • 5:15pm - 6:30pm
Climate change under construction: an environmentally sustainable Internet

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An environmentally sustainable Internet is past due. In recent decades we've seen fulfilled civil society predictions that capitalist innovations and ICTs have not automatically solved critical environmental issues such as climate change. In fact, we've seen the opposite. The expansion of the Internet has spurred the production, consumption and disposal of computers, mobile phones, networking devices, energy, that are having adverse effects on the earth’s natural resources and on humanity. Sustainability relates to environmental and social (formal and informal workers involved) implications of the materials and energy involved in digital devices involved in the whole internet (end-user, server, network devices, cables, radiation). Our session looks at issues and solutions at the intersection of technology and policy issues in environmental and labor justice. We will share, highlight, coordinate, find ways to scale up, the best practices of electronics producers and consumers, policy makers and development organizations who are doing something about them to achieve lasting environmental and social justice about and through technology and circular economy processes. We intend to coordinate a global vision, mission, objectives, strategies and actions at the local, regional and global level, before climate change destroys our society, planet and its Internet.

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Alice Walker-Mitchell

Marketing Officer, Computer Aid International
Computer Aid is working towards a world where everyone has equal access to ICT. We aim to achieve this by offering secure IT disposal for organisations who want to donate equipment, subsidising computers for non-profits worldwide, and running educational projects to improve ICT e... Read More →
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Pavel Antonov

Co-founder/Executive Editor, BlueLink
Journalist, social researcher, journalism trainer, based in Budapest, Hungary. Co-founder/Executive Editor of BlueLink - the civic action and support e-network for Central and Eastern Europe (CEE). Affiliated member of the OpenSpace Research Centre at the Open University in Milton... Read More →
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Rozália Klára Bakó

Associate Professor, Sapientia Hungarian University of Transylvania
Volunteers as trainer and research consultant at StrawberryNet Foundation: digital literacy, debate, and conflict resolution.
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Alexandra Lutz

Co-Founder, TerraTech
Alexandra is the Co-Founder of TerraTech, an advocacy project aimed at establishing a consciousness and sparking action among public and private decision-makers in the field of emerging technologies. The exponential growth of technologies in our everyday live has a huge impact in... Read More →

Leandro Navarro

Researcher and activist, UPC, eReuse
Researcher in Distributed Systems and Computer Networks at UPC.EDU. Currently active in research and activism in community networks, community clouds, circular economy digital devices: reuse, human and environmental rights (eReuse.org). Council and executive board member of APC.org... Read More →

Wednesday June 12, 2019 5:15pm - 6:30pm BST
Oya 2 (Laico)