Smart Green World? Making Digitalization Work for Sustainability

The digital revolution is currently changing the daily lives of billions of people worldwide. It is also disrupting the economy, generating new opportunities and creating new challenges. Many sustainability researchers and representatives of civil society have been insisting for years that our economic model and consumerist lifestyle need to change to overcome the challenges facing the 21st-century world. Can the much-discussed disruption potential of digitalization be harnessed for this purpose? Can digitization help achieving a social and environmental transformation of society? The book “Smart Green World”, which will be published with Routledge in Spring 2020, provides guiding principles for a sustainable digitalization and develops hands-on policies and proposals how to achieve those. A former version of the book has been published in German, see here.