While ICTs could help address climate concerns and enable the much-needed shift toward a circular economy, new technology also contributes to global carbon emissions and generates waste during its production, usage and obsolescence phases.
So, how do we ensure sustainable ICT development?
The new podcasts are hosted by Xiao Wang, who has focused her work at UNEP DTU Partnership on Green ICT and Energy Efficient Datacentres.
“Digitalisation is here and now. It’s become central to the economy and our lives,” she says. “Meanwhile, climate change is affecting every country on every continent. It is disrupting sustainable growth and causing suffering.”
On the launch of the new series, she adds: “The DigiGreen series aims to bring digital transformation and sustainable development together, through interviews with key opinion leaders from both the public and private sectors. If you are curious to know more about a sustainable and green digital transformation, come along for the adventure!”
The DigiGreen series is produced by the Copenhagen Centre on Energy Efficiency as part of Scaling up Energy Efficiency podcasts.