Digital Sustainability

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Digital technologies can be harnessed to make an important contribution to the global sustainability transformation. Individually and in sum, the technologies harbour potential to bring about important ecological, societal and economic change. Gearing digitalisation towards sustainability requires creating the necessary conditions to achieve this aim. read more


UBA application lab for AI and Big Data

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The German Environment Agency is establishing an application lab for Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Big Data to make AI usable for environmental and sustainability applications. As a space for innovation and experimentation, the lab will focus on the added value of AI for humankind and the environment and identify research questions on the sustainable use and operation of AI applications. read more


Green IT

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Digitalisation can help to decrease the demand for energy and raw materials, but it can also add to the burden on the climate and environment. Green IT helps to steer digitalisation to a greener path so that hardware, software, data centres, networks and digital services are energy-efficient and environmentally sustainable. read more

Waste | Resources

Digitalisation and natural resources

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Digitalisation is increasingly affecting all aspects of our lives. However, its impact on the natural resource demand has not been sufficiently examined, yet. The UBA research project ‘Digitalisation and natural resources’ applies simulation models to analyse the resource intensity of the digital transformation in Germany with the aim of identifying ways for an environmentally sound development. read more

The Umweltbundesamt

For our environment