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The RIPE Chair Team Reports - July 2023

The RIPE Chair Team Reports - July 2023

Mirjam Kühne

7 min read

Looking back over developments that came out of RIPE 86, the RIPE Chair Team reports on the various activities and events that will be keeping the community busy this summer.

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Environmental Impact of Internet: Urgency, De-Growth, Rebellion

Environmental Impact of Internet: Urgency, De-Growth, Rebellion

Vesna Manojlovic

12 min read

At RIPE 86, Vesna Manojlovic made a plea for a more active response to the climate emergency from the Internet community. In this article she shares a recording and edited transcript of her talk.

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RIPE NCC Internet Country Report: Central Europe

RIPE NCC Internet Country Report: Central Europe

Suzanne Taylor

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We take a comprehensive look at four countries in Central Europe as the next in our series of RIPE NCC Internet Country Reports.

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EuroDIG 2023 Live Blog

EuroDIG 2023 Live Blog

Gergana Petrova

25 min read

EuroDIG 2023, the European Dialogue on Internet Governance, is taking place this week. A rich agenda will cover Internet fragmentation, the impact of the war in Ukraine, regulation of digital platforms, youth engagement and digital inclusion and much more. RIPE NCC staff will be live-blogging the …

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Amazon Doesn’t Care How You Heat Swimming Pools: ICT and Ecosocialism

Amazon Doesn’t Care How You Heat Swimming Pools: ICT and Ecosocialism

Neil Mather

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Information and communication technology has a huge impact on society and the environment. Many approaches to ICT and sustainability ultimately only maintain the status quo. What could a more radical approach look like?

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Fulfilling Our Mandate in Wartime

Fulfilling Our Mandate in Wartime

Hisham Ibrahim

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As part of the RIPE NCC’s commitment to supporting the Ukrainian technical community, we actively research and facilitate discussions about the country's Internet landscape and its resilience in wartime. Recently, we have seen inferences being drawn from changes to country codes in the RIPE Databas…

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Olena Kushnir and Viktoriia Opanasiuk: Best Practices for a Resilient Internet in Times of War

Olena Kushnir and Viktoriia Opanasiuk: Best Practices for a Resilient Internet in Times of War

Alun Davies

In this episode of the RIPE Labs podcast, we talk about how the war has changed the way the Internet community in Ukraine works, the pressure companies and individuals are under to keep this absolutely vital resource running, and the practices that have been adopted to make sure people stay connect…

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The Climate Cost of the AI Revolution

The Climate Cost of the AI Revolution

Wim Vanderbauwhede

13 min read

ChatGPT and other AI applications such as Midjourney have pushed "Artificial Intelligence" high on the hype cycle. In this article, I want to focus specifically on the energy cost of training and using applications like ChatGPT, what their widespread adoption could mean for global CO₂ emissions, an…

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The Arab Mosaic: A Diverse Approach to a Shared Digital Future

The Arab Mosaic: A Diverse Approach to a Shared Digital Future

Chafic Chaya

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As the UN prepares for the World Summit on the Future in 2024 and progresses towards adopting the Global Digital Compact (GDC), engagement with diverse stakeholders, including those from Arab countries, is crucial.

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The Global Digital Compact: Unpacking the RIPE NCC’s Contribution

The Global Digital Compact: Unpacking the RIPE NCC’s Contribution

Claudia Leopardi

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The Global Digital Compact: What is it? Why are we concerned? As part of her internship with the RIPE NCC's Public Policy and Internet governance team, Claudia Leopardi discusses the RIPE NCC’s contribution to this important UN process.

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