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Workshop 2.6 | Digitalization, post-growth and sustainable development: different pathways for the global South and the global North?

Current digitalization fosters economic and social inequalities and environmental costs seem to outweigh environmental benefits. This workshop discusses how digitalization changes pathways towards social and environmental sustainability in countries with different income levels. In the global north, the digital transformation and ideas of post-growth can be combined to derive meaningful concepts how to organize the future economy. In the global south, digitalization influences the prospects and challenges of sustainable development. The guiding questions of this session are: How does digitalization change social and environmental challenges? How can pathways towards sustainability look like? And how are the pathways of different countries related?


With contributions from:

  • Digitalization and Sustainable Development in the Global South
    Shamira Ahmed
    , Research ICT Africa
  • Digitalization and Post-Growth in the Global North
    Josephin Wagner
    , Institute for Ecological Economy Research (IÖW)

Chair: Dr. Steffen Lange, Institute for Ecological Economy Research (IÖW)