Digitalization has been accompanied by ever increasing energy and resource consumption, as well as global production and consumption patterns that place an even greater burden on ecosystems. Technical innovation surges do not automatically translate into sustainability transformations, but must be closely coupled with sustainability guidelines and policies.
The WBGU believes it is essential to shape digitalization with a view to the necessary transformation towards sustainability. These questions are intended to stimulate a debate on this topic and to encourage people to get involved in these developments. In the course of its current work on a report dealing with the relationship between digitalization and sustainability, the WBGU will organize various events at which the above questions can be discussed.