Information Technology and Sustainability: Essays on the by Lorenz M. Hilty

By Lorenz M. Hilty

details and communique applied sciences (ICTs) are contributing either to environmental difficulties and to their resolution. Will ICT manufacturers, clients and recyclers be the foremost polluters of the next day, or will 'Green IT' and a dematerialized details society shop the weather? This booklet offers an in-depth research of the connection among ICT and sustainable improvement, culminating in 15 strategies – to manufacturers, clients and political selection makers – which convey easy methods to a sustainable info society.

Keywords: info know-how, setting, Sustainable improvement, Environmental Informatics, eco-friendly IT, eco-friendly Computing, information facilities, strength potency, source productiveness, Dematerialization, existence Cycle evaluate (LCA), E-waste, Waste electric and digital gear (WEEE), Recycling, Technological Complexity, serious info Infrastructure, Open criteria, Rebound Effect.

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