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Digital Sustainability

Leveraging Digital Technology to Combat Climate Change

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  • Open Access
  • Aug 2024

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Overview

  • This book is open access, which means that you have free and unlimited access
  • Examines the use of digital technologies in a way that is environmentally sustainable over the long term
  • Offers insight from international experts that will be relevant for both researchers and practitioners
  • Explores topics such as smart cities, smart agriculture, energy management and the circular economy

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Keywords

  • Open Access
  • Environmental Sustainability
  • Greening Operations
  • Energy Management
  • Climate Smart Agriculture
  • smart cities
  • circular economy
  • Open Access

About this book

Digitalisation and environmental sustainability are two of the megatrends impacting industry and society. This open access Pivot is a timely exploration of some of the challenges and prospects related to digital sustainability from two main perspectives: how digital technologies can be used and maintained in a way that is environmentally sustainable over the long term (greening of digital technologies), and how digital technologies can be used to address climate change and improve environmental and sustainability outcomes (greening by digital technologies). The chapters included in this book are designed to provide some key definitions and concepts related to digital sustainability and its evolution, and more detailed insights on some of the key priority areas outlined in the European Green Deal, namely energy, mobility, buildings, food and the circular economy. A critical review of these topics will summarise and present different perspectives that challenge old assumptions and highlight emerging trends and possibilities for digital sustainability. Industry and society face significant challenges in the twin transition to digital and green transformation, not least of which is the need to balance investment in digital technologies with environmental sustainability. This open-access book can serve as a primer for scholars, policymakers, and enterprise decision-makers, providing insights on navigating innovation ecosystems to support both green and digital objectives.

Editors and Affiliations

  • DCU Business School, Dublin City University, Dublin 9, Ireland

    Theo Lynn

  • J.E. Cairnes School of Business & Economics, University of Galway, Galway, Ireland

    Pierangelo Rosati

  • University of Galway, J.E. Cairnes School of Business & Economics, Galway, Ireland

    David Kreps, Kieran Conboy

About the editors

Theo Lynn is Full Professor of Digital at DCU Business School, Ireland. He is Series Editor on the Palgrave Studies in Digital Business & Enabling Technologies. 

Pierangelo Rosati is Associate Professor of Digital Business & Society at the J.E. Cairnes School of Business and Economics, University of Galway, Ireland and is Series Editor on the Palgrave Studies in Digital Business & Enabling Technologies.

David Kreps is Associate Professor in Digital Business & Society at the J.E. Cairnes School of Business and Economics, University of Galway, Ireland.

Kieran Conboy is Professor in Business Information Systems at the J.E. Cairnes School of Business and Economics, University of Galway, Ireland.

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Digital Sustainability

  • Book Subtitle: Leveraging Digital Technology to Combat Climate Change

  • Editors: Theo Lynn, Pierangelo Rosati, David Kreps, Kieran Conboy

  • Series Title: Palgrave Studies in Digital Business & Enabling Technologies

  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Cham

  • eBook Packages: Business and Management, Business and Management (R0)

  • Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2024

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-031-61748-5Due: 15 August 2024

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-031-61751-5Due: 15 August 2024

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-031-61749-2Due: 15 August 2024

  • Series ISSN: 2662-1282

  • Series E-ISSN: 2662-1290

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XV, 126

  • Number of Illustrations: 2 b/w illustrations, 4 illustrations in colour

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