Prof Nwankwo Wilson and Kingsley Ukhurebor, Akinola Olayinka   (Published 2020)

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The ever-increasing advancement in computing and information technology evidenced by the deployment of super computers and gigantic data centres across the globe had been documented as potential sources of environmental pollution, degradation and key contributing factor to the climate change problem. The inherent aspiration of organizations to maintain competitive advantage over peers is a major driving force that apparently blurs the thinking of world‘s multinational chief executives in respect of the impending dangers that may arise from the ever-growing large-scale ICT infrastructure deployments. Having regard to the foregoing, this paper is aimed at examining the policies, legislations and practices within the Nigerian State that have been created or pursued to curtail the adverse environmental effects of ICT infrastructure. In this paper, we had explored the practices in Nigeria by way of sociological enquiries and expert judgment. Findings revealed that though there are policies and legislations on environmental protection, there are no clear-cut specialized machineries to detect, measure, and control the environmental menace attributed to electronic dumping, and operations of data centres.

Item Type: Journal article(non-copyrighted)
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Keywords: Green computing, Climate change, Sustainability, Environmental computing, Electronic waste, Data Centres
Department: Physical Science
Field of Study: Computer Science
Uploaded By: Acheme David Ijegwa
Date Added: 16 Jan 2022 3:56pm
Last Modified: 16 Jan 2022
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