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Peopleless Protest: Standing up for Refugee Rights Despite the Covid-19 Lockdown

Restrictions on movement and the banning of large gatherings of people during the Covid-19 pandemic means that protests and demonstrations can no longer take place. So how can citizens have their voices heard, protest injustice and take a stand for change? We asked one activist exploring innovative online paths to demonstrate for refugee rights during the lockdown. Read on

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Interview: How Can We Make AI More Environmentally Friendly?

What potential does artificial intelligence have to help us protect the environment and tackle climate change? And with all the computing power it requires, how can we make artificial intelligence itself more environmentally friendly? What can companies, developers and governments do to ensure AI helps us protect - and not destroy - the environment? We put our questions to Stephan Richter from the Institute for Innovation and Technology. Read on

Germany’s New Climate-Friendly Digital Agenda Puts Sustainability and Digitalisation Front and Centre

The interconnected issues of digitalisation and sustainable development are reaching a wider audience - finally! Last week, Germany's Environment Minister Svenja Schulze set forth the country's latest digital agenda - calling for more sustainability in the digital economy and a push for much-needed action for more "digital for good". Read on

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Open Curbs: The Open Data Platform Mapping Our Cities for Safer, Greener, More Democratic Roadsides

Scooters, taxis, delivery vans, pedestrians and cyclists all compete for space at the sides of the road. As the pressure on our curbsides grows, US company Coord is using the power of machine learning to create an open source map of this contested area - to improve mobility, efficiency and quality of life for all. Read on