ICTs, the Internet and Sustainable Development: Towards a new paradigm

By David Souter, Don MacLean, Ben Akoh, Heather Creech on September 9, 2010

Two issues of profound importance lie at the heart of current thinking about the development of global economies and societies: the challenge of environmental sustainability, and the potential of information and communications technology.

This paper explores the intersection between these two issues and the emergence of the concepts of the green economy and the digital economy, and calls for greater dialogue and interaction between sustainable development and ICT/Internet public policy-makers and activists.

Publication details

IISD, 2010