"If we’re building a truly sustainable future, then digitalization is vital to us meeting the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals, combating climate change, and minimizing our environmental impact."
There is a huge appetite for digital transformation across countries, governments, corporations, businesses, and individuals. This desire for improvement can be used to drive sustainability policies and initiatives, particularly in:
Mitigating the risks of climate change and a warming planet.
Protecting the environment and vulnerable ecosystems.
Allowing for human development and dignity in harmony with the environment.
Reducing the risks of human displacement and climate refugees.
These needs are urgent, and driving greater collaboration is foundational for progress.
Sustainability and Digitalization - A European Perspective aims to:
Create and facilitate roundtable and discussion groups between selected experts in the areas of digitalization and sustainability.
Establish a joint understanding of common challenges and opportunities across both fields.
Focus on practical, targeted, solution-oriented discussions.
Discuss topics from a social, organizational, and individual learning perspective.
Discuss the potential risks, benefits, opportunities, and drawbacks of digital transformation and sustainability.
Communicate the outcomes of the conversations.
Our ideal outcomes are to:
Promote increased, ongoing cooperation between digitalization and sustainability stakeholders and communities.
Stimulate scientific, political, and civil discourse, both within the scope of the project and beyond.
Share thinking, findings, and outcomes with the general public to increase awareness and engagement.