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Want to dig deeper into specific aspects of social and environmental sustainability, digitalisation, and how the two connect, clash and combine? Then RESET’s Long Reads is the place for you.

Interview: Can We Trust Artificial Intelligence?

How can we design AI-based systems so that they benefit the common good? RESET talked to Kristina Penner from AlgorithmWatch about algorithmic bias and the potential for AI to reproduce systemic inequalities - but also about transparency and civic participation.

How to Reduce Your Digital Carbon Footprint

Every single search, every streamed video and every email sent, billions of times over all around the world, it's all part of our daily life by now. But it all adds up to an ever-increasing global demand for electricity, and a large digital carbon footprint too. What can we do to reduce the impact our energy-hungry online lives are having on the planet?

Our Digital Carbon Footprint: What’s the Environmental Impact of the Online World?

Every single search query, every streamed song or video and every email sent, billions of times over all around the world - it all adds up to an ever-increasing global demand for electricity, and to rising CO2 emissions too. Our increasing reliance on digital tools has an environmental impact that's becoming increasingly harder to ignore.

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Microplastics: Tiny, Toxic and All Around Us

Microscopic plastic particles are now found in our water, our soil and even in the air we breathe. Where do they come from, what do they do to us and, most importantly, what can we do about them?

Air Taxis: The (Un)Sustainable Future of Travel for the World’s Elite?

Traffic jams and congested roads are a big problem in almost every large city in the world. Could flying taxis offer a solution? Unlikely. They're not much more than the futuristic dream of a rich elite.

Ecopreneurship: Innovative Business With Climate Impact

The mission? To find high impact solutions for environmental and climate challenges. The means? Innovative business ideas.

The EU’s Sustainability Agenda: How Far Have We Come?

Clean energy, low-emission transportation, responsible production: The EU is often seen as a pioneer when it comes to sustainability. But exactly how true is that really?

Electric Scooters In Berlin: How Eco-Friendly Are They Really?

As their popularity spreads throughout Europe, Germany has become the latest country to introduce electric scooters to its roads. Could they help solve traffic problems and make our cities cleaner and less polluted? What is their real environmental impact?

What Exactly is a Climate Conference?

Every year, heads of government, organisations and activists from the environment, business and technology gather to negotiate the future of our planet at climate summits and conferences. But what exactly is a climate conference, who is involved and what is the scope of the decisions taken?