The Dark Side of Digitalisation – Interview

According to a report by the Global e-Sustainability Initiative, digital technologies can reduce greenhouse gases by 16% globally until 2030. But is glittering digitalisation really all gold? To what extent can it really contribute to a society that is environmentally and socially more sustainable? In this interview in RenewablesMatter, Tilman Santarius shows the potential for efficiency improvements and environmental opportunitites of digital technologies. But he also detects some pitfalls and risks, including rebound effects and other impacts that make certain digital technologies work against sustainability goals.