ICTs, sustainability and the green economy

By Don Maclean, Ben Akoh, Bjornar Egede-Nissen on July 11, 2011

Although ICTs have their own negative environmental impacts, they may also support the development of a green economy through their demonstrated connection to economic growth, and their enabling effects through application to increased efficiencies in energy use, production and distribution.

Most importantly, their potential systemic effects could result in the transformation of the behaviour, attitudes and values of individuals as citizens and consumers, as well as economic and social structures, and governance processes.

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