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Smart Green World? Making Digitalization Work for Sustainability

"Everything will change!" This prophetic call from the IT sector has now become a common assessment of the implications of digitisation. But what will digitisation do for ecology and justice? Will it lead us to a smart green world where everyone benefits from technological progress and we are more environmentally friendly at the same time? Or are we heading towards a digital capitalism in which money and power are concentrated in the hands of a few and the economy grows even further beyond planetary borders?

Steffen Lange and Tilman Santarius analyse how digitisation has so far affected energy and resource consumption, jobs and income distribution, and develop design principles for sustainable digitisation. To make sure that digitisation really does make the world a smarter place.

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