ICT and sustainable development

Hilty, L.M. and Hercheui, M.D. 2010. ICT and sustainable development. in: Berleur, J., Hercheui, M.D. and Hilty, L.M. (ed.) What kind of information society? Governance, virtuality, surveillance, sustainability, resilience. 9th IFIP TC 9 International Conference, HCC9 2010 and 1st IFIP TC 11 International Conference, CIP 2010, held as part of WCC 2010 Berlin Springer.

Chapter titleICT and sustainable development
AuthorsHilty, L.M. and Hercheui, M.D.
EditorsBerleur, J., Hercheui, M.D. and Hilty, L.M.
Abstract

We discuss various views and conceptual frameworks put forward in the discussion of ICT and sustainable development: An optimistic and a pessimistic view of ICT with regard to sustainability, the three-pillar approach to sustainable development, the three-level approach to ICT impacts, the claim of human, social and ecological compatibility of ICT and the plain use of ICT for development. We show that each of these approaches has its problems and limitations and conclude with formulating the challenges of finding an analytical approach which will effectively support decision-makers in using ICT in the service of sustainable development.

Book titleWhat kind of information society? Governance, virtuality, surveillance, sustainability, resilience. 9th IFIP TC 9 International Conference, HCC9 2010 and 1st IFIP TC 11 International Conference, CIP 2010, held as part of WCC 2010
Year2010
PublisherSpringer
Publication dates
Published2010
Place of publicationBerlin
SeriesIFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology
ISBN9783642154782
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)doi:10.1007/978-3-642-15479-9_22
Journal citation(328), pp. 227-235

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