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Shaping sustainable digitisation

The Federal Environment Agency’s (Umweltbundesamt, UBA) publication “Shaping sustainable digitisation” was translated into Chinese with support from the “Sino-German Environmental Partnership” project implemented by GIZ on behalf of BMUV.

Digitisation is not only transforming our society it is also having an impact on the environment: On the one hand, digitisation can improve the state of the environment for example through digitally optimised production processes. On the other hand, negative environmental rebound effects can arise, like a higher demand for internet-enabled products from which an increase in usage of resources and energy during production processes results. With this impulse paper, ⁠UBA⁠ shows where digitisation can create opportunities and challenges for environmental policy. In doing so, UBA aims to help shape digitisation in line with the guiding principle of sustainability.

The original German report can be downloaded at UBA website: