Greening Internet governance – Environmental sustainability and digital transformation – 2020/2021
Intersessional work 2020/2021
In 2020 the discussion on environmental sustainability and digital transformation was more prominent at the EuroDIG agenda. To reduce the environmental impact of the digital world, it is necessary to adopt measures to optimise energy and material efficiency (circularity) of the digital sector. For example, increasing the use of renewables, innovating for low energy consumption, keeping devices longer in use, facilitating re-use, improving reparability and recyclability, and adopting sustainable business models.
There were many proposals on how to incorporate ecological standards into regulation, but also into the design and production of goods. The role and responsibility of the end user was also noted as key to a sustainable digital future for Europe. Digitalisation and environmental sustainability must be looked at together and not as two separate areas.
More attention at EuroDIG 2021 will be given to the topic – that’s why the intersessional work starts now.
Have a look at the sessions and ressources so far:
- Greening Internet governance – Environmental sustainability and digital transformation – PL 04 2020
- Drowning in data – digital pollution, green IT, and sustainable access – WS 11 2017
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