Digitalisation and Sustainability

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J. Scott Marcus

Bruegel; European University Institute - Florence School of Regulation; The Japanese Institute of Global Communications (J.I. GLOCOM)

Georg Zachmann

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Date Written: June 10, 2019

Abstract

This working paper, prepared at the request of the European Commission, seeks to provide a classification of the linkages between the political aim to limit the negative environmental footprint of human activity (environmental sustainability) and the increasing penetration of information and communication technology in our society (digitalisation). It attempts to identify both challenges and opportunities that these linkages represent for European citizens, and to offer a first set of general policy recommendations.

Keywords: environment, digitisation, circular economy, transport, agriculture, housing, 3D printing, green ICTs, renewable energy, smart grids

Suggested Citation

Marcus, J. Scott and Zachmann, Georg, Digitalisation and Sustainability (June 10, 2019). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3529905 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3529905

J. Scott Marcus (Contact Author)

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European University Institute - Florence School of Regulation ( email )

Florence
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The Japanese Institute of Global Communications (J.I. GLOCOM) ( email )

Japan

Georg Zachmann

affiliation not provided to SSRN

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