Dynamic Coalition on Environment (DCE)

Introduction

The Dynamic Coalition on Environment (DCE) is a multi-stakeholder cooperation hub dedicated to addressing the critical intersections of environment and digitalization. Building on the foundational achievements of the IGF's Policy Network on Environment and its comprehensive report, the DCE focuses on translating policy into actionable initiatives.

Our planet is reeling with issues like glacier melting, unusual rainfall patterns in regions where rains were sparse, droughts in typically rain-heavy areas, and the phenomenon of sinking cities.

Hence, a key priority of the DCE is to emphasize individual contributions to environmental sustainability, with particular attention to educating children in schools about ecological responsibility. Recognizing the urgent need to accelerate and appropriately direct our environmental actions, the DCE brings focus to such pressing issues.

The DCE plays a pivotal role in catalyzing, and collaborating with individuals and organizations for spearheading initiatives that promote sustainable practices through digital innovation and among diverse stakeholders. By fostering an inclusive environment, the DCE aims to mobilize resources, and drive significant progress towards mitigating environmental challenges across the globe.

Its particular work focus relates to:

  • Bringing focus on cross-cutting issues of environment, sustainability and Internet governance;
  • Creating a multi-stakeholder hub to bring together stakeholders interested in the topic; 
  • Exploring the area of ecological data and handling of that data; cooperation to further FAIR and CARE data management of ecological data;
  • Implementing Academia, Communities, Technology Experts Alliance (ACT Alliance) for Environment;
  • Work on developing policy recommendations and fostering collaboration between governments, private sector, and civil society to promote sustainable digitalization practices globally.
  • Initiate programs to educate the public and stakeholders about the environmental impacts of digital technologies and the importance of sustainable practices.
  • The focus on sharing important scientifically validated information related to impact of climate change, helping the common person visualize the future due to inaction, and nudge the students involved in driving a behavioral change in the formative years to have a lasting and an inter-generational impact. 
  • Recognizing the efforts and impact of people and organizations for driving a bottom-up change.

Mailing List

Mailing list address: [email protected] 

Subscribe to the mailing list: https://intgovforum.org/mailman/listinfo/dc-environment_intgovforum.org ‎

Stakeholders

DCE multistakeholder organizing group

The group is open to everyone to join and participate in its discussions as equals. Initially, the coalition was formed by several stakeholders, listed below:

  • Rajendra Pratap Gupta, DC-Jobs
  • Abhayraj Naik, Initiative for Climate Action / Azim Premji University
  • Avri Doria, Technicalities
  • Andrew Zolli, The Planet
  • Cheryl Langdon-Orr, Internet Australia; NetThing (Australian IGF)
  • Daniel Kalemi, University of California, Berkeley
  • Elif Kiesow, THUAS
  • Florian Cortez, Wageningen University
  • Gideon Hayford Chonia, Chonia Informatica
  • Leandro Navarro, Technical University of Catalonia (UPC)
  • Michael Oghia, Independent
  • Michelle Thorne, Mozilla
  • Minda Moreira, Internet Rights and Principles Coalition
  • Patience Luyeye, APC
  • Shawna Finnegan, Association for Progressive Communications (APC)

Documents/Reports

Contacts

Rajendra Pratap Gupta

Co-ordinator: Saptarshi Gargari

Email : founder [at] parliament [dot] health

Social Media: https://www.instagram.com/dc_environment