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Digital Technologies and the Environment: A Synergy for the Future

by Pavlina Ittelson
In this new report, Pavlina Ittelson, Senior Program Officer at Diplo US in Washington, D.C., discusses the impact of current digital technologies on the environment. It also highlights negative outcomes on the one hand, and digital technologies’ significant potential in addressing climate change on the other.

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The report states that “the environment and digital technology are two pillars at a turning point of humanity’s future. Recent alarming reports on the state of the environment emphasizing the urgency to mitigate climate change have included digital technologies as one of the ways to accelerate environmental efforts. With the onset of digital technologies and their potential for disruptive transformation and positive change, the link between digital developments and the environment is now becoming part of international and national policies.”

The views, conclusions and recommendations expressed in this report are solely those of its author and do not reflect the views of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, or its employees.

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