Society

 

We live in a world that is wealthier, but also more unequal, than ever before. Here we take a look at innovative approaches and solutions working to close up that growing inequality gap and ensure social justice for the many, not just the few.

Interview: Climate Neutrality in Industry 4.0 – How Do We Get There?

In Germany, industry is responsible for around a quarter of all CO2 emissions. We talked to Grischa Beier (IASS Potsdam) about how industry can reduce its massive CO2 emissions with the help of digitalisation.

Bits&Bäume

Interview: “Digitisation urgently needs to be used for justice and environmental protection – the Bits and Bäume Conference is more important than ever.”

From 30 September to 2 October 2022, the second Bits and Bäume (Bits & Trees) Conference will take place at Technische Universität Berlin. We talked to Friederike Hildebrandt about the role of digitalisation at German environmental NGO BUND, as well as the importance of the conference.

Sustainable Software: How Free Licences Help Conserve Resources

Software has become a key resource in our digital society. Free licences guarantee its long-term availability. Furthermore, the use of free software can also directly and indirectly conserve natural resources.

Financial Anxiety Deepens Younger Generations’ Climate Change Concerns

Climate change is among several deep concerns Millennials and Gen Z have about the state of the world, and the growing inability to finance solutions is only making things worse.

Social Media Platforms’ Climate Misinformation Leads to Action Delay – Report

Climate change denial confuses the truth by overwhelming us with misleading claims and questions. These are designed in bad faith to confuse the debate so action is delayed. But in the times when the most powerful tool of spreading information is social media, do we really know how they deal with climate disinformation?

Bits & Bäume 2022 – Submit Program Proposals Now!

The Bits & Bäume (Bits & Trees) Conference for Digitization and Sustainability will take place in Berlin on October 1 and 2, 2022. Contributions for the program are still being sought until June 7.

New RESET Project: Mission Climate Neutrality – Driving Transformation with Digital Solutions

RESET is launching a new project. In four online special features, we are approaching the question of how the target level of climate neutrality can be achieved with digital support - and as quickly as possible.

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?

What to do About Cyber Attacks and Disinformation? Digital Tools for Humanitarian Organisations in War and Conflict

Virtual space is now a new frontline in wars. As a result, protecting those who want to help also requires digital responses.