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An Ecological Economics Perspective on Digitalisation

The various economic and social implications of digitalisation have been discussed in many scientific disciplines and regarding manifold aspects. Yet, ecological economy research has only marginally touched upon the issue of digitalisation so far. Despite a surge in publications regarding Green IT already in the 2000s and attempts to research ICT for Sustainability from a comprehensive and interdisciplinary perspective more recently, a particular focus on challenges related to governing economic activities linked to digitalisation in a way that these promote sustainability, is still emerging. In this editorial, the authors prepare the ground for the special issue “Digitalisation and Sustainability” of the journal “ÖkologischesWirtschaften”.

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