How will Digitalization Change our Society?
Machines, products, and people are increasingly interconnected through information technology, but what are the consequences? Will we see a “smart green world”, with technological advances benefitting everyone – including the environment? Alternatively, are we heading towards a digital growth economy where money and power are bundled in the hands of a few, reaching the planetary boundaries even sooner? These questions are the starting point of the research group "Digitalization and Sustainability". It examines the opportunities and risks of digitalization for a reduction in energy and resource consumption and develops approaches for shaping digitalization politically and socially in a way that ensures its contribution to the necessary changes in society towards sustainability.
MAY 6, 2021, 15.00-18.00 CEST, online via Zoom
Join us for our International Symposium on European approaches to sustainable digitalization and discuss with us how digitalization can be shaped in a way that nurtures common goods and respects planetary boundaries.
New Online Edition of OekologischesWirtschaften: Digitalisation and Sustainability – The perfect match?
Smart Green World – Making Digitalization Work for Sustainability: Release of the Revised Book in English Language
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The project "Digitalization & Sustainability" is funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung [BMBF] within the funding program "Junior research groups in Social-ecological research" (Nachwuchsgruppen in der Sozial-ökologischen Forschung).
Funding Period: 05/2016 - 04/2021