Smart Green World?

Making Digitalization work for Sustainability

Digitalization is a societal mega-trend – everyone agrees on that. Yet what does it mean in concrete terms for ecology and justice? Will digitalization lead to a smart green world where everyone benefits from technological progress and where we treat the environment more responsibly? If not, are we heading towards a digital turbo-capitalism where only a few have money and power at hand and the economy grows even further beyond planetary boundaries?

In the book “Smart Green World – Digitalization between Surveillance, Consumption and Sustainability”, Steffen Lange and Tilman Santarius analyze the social and ecological effects of digitalization – on energy and resource usage, consumption, jobs, inequality and economic growth. Moreover, they show how we can shape digitalization differently – to make the world truly more social and greener.

The book is published by Routledge. Order it here