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IÖW Press Releases

Manchester/Berlin/Cambridge, 21st of November 2023

Sustainability transitions in energy, mobility, food: Research shifts focus from future goals to real-world change processes

Existing consumption and production systems, which use natural resources to meet societal needs for food, shelter, energy and health, are unsustainable. Although researchers from different disciplines have long investigated how these systems can become more sustainable, scientists from socio-technical and socio-environmental research communities are now seeking to join forces. A special feature in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, which was guest edited by researchers from the University of Manchester, the Institute for Ecological Economy Research, and Harvard University, presents new findings about transitions in electricity, food, and mobility systems.

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Berlin, 6 June 2023

This is How Sustainable Digitalisation Works – Bits & Bäume Book gives 28 Impulses

From artificial intelligence and the environmental impact of the digital economy to global justice: the digital transformation presents numerous challenges and risks. The book “Shaping Digital Transformation for a Sustainable Society”, which is being presented today by the Bits & Bäume network at the re:publica conference in Berlin, shows how society can become digitally sustainable. It contains 28 contributions from 68 authors hailing from civil society, research, and practical experience, discussing challenges of digitalisation and how digital politics can and must be designed for sustainabilty.

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