News on Transport and Digitalisation

Shaping digitalisation in transport sustainably

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Driverless shuttles on the roads, assistance systems in passenger cars and route planning on your phone – these and other current and future developments in the digitalisation of transport, their opportunities and risks, and necessary constraints were analysed in two UBA research projects. The results have now been summarised and published in a brochure. read more


UBA application lab for AI and Big Data

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The Application Lab for Artificial Intelligence and Big Data (AI Lab) at the Federal Environment Agency makes AI and big data methods usable for environmental and sustainability applications. As a space for innovation and experimentation for the environment department, it focuses on the added value of AI for people and the environment and identifies new research questions in this field. read more


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


Digital services / Cloud computing

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Home office, videoconferencing and streaming services are digital services that are nowadays taken for granted. But what about the environmental impact of cloud services and the critical resources which are used in servers, data storage systems and network technology? We took a closer look. 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