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How sustainable is the digital world?

Fostering the twin transformation in a transdisciplinary way

The question of how digitalization can support a green transformation has become more and
more common in public discourse, scientific research and political agendas. At the same time,
direct environmental harm caused by digitalization, as well as its contribution to the promotion
of unsustainable lifestyles, is critically discussed. Moreover, issues of data governance and innovative forms of participation are controversial topics in digitalization and social sustainability. In this GAIA special issue, theoretical and empirical papers are presented that aim to address digitalization and sustainability in an integrated way. The collection connects scientific and political discourses and
provides both analysis and recommendations for action.
The issue was published as a follow-up to the workshop series "Sustainability and Digitalization - a European perspective", a project of Leuphana University of L√ľneburg and supported by Robert Bosch Stiftung. Also available on the ingenta website.

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