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dc.contributor.authorBull, R.en
dc.date.accessioned2015-06-02T15:48:57Z
dc.date.available2015-06-02T15:48:57Z
dc.date.issued2015-02
dc.identifier.citationBull, R. (2015) ICT as an enabler for sustainable development: reflections on opportunities and barriers. Journal of Information, Communication and Ethics in Society, 13 (1) pp. 19-23en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2086/11009
dc.description.abstractPurpose – ICT offers a peculiar 21st Century conundrum as it both a cause and solution to rising carbon emissions. The growth in the digital economy is fueling increased energy consumption whilst affording new opportunities for reducing the environmental impacts of our daily lives. This paper responds and builds on Fairweather’s overview of slow tech by providing examples of how ICT can be used to reduce energy. Encouraging examples are provided from the field of energy and buildings and implications for wider society are raised. Design/methodology/approach – This paper is based on a comprehensive literature of latest developments in the field of digital economy, energy and sustainability. Findings – This paper builds on the previous overview ‘The Clean Side of Slow Tech’ and provides clear and encouraging signs of how ICT can be used to contribute to sustainability through controlling systems more efficiently, facilitating behaviour change and reducing energy consumption. Future challenges and recommendations for future research are presented. Originality/value – This conceptual paper presents the latest research into the use of ICT in energy reduction and offers cautious, but encouraging signs that whilst the environmental impact of ICT must not be overlooked, there are benefits to be had from the digital economy. Keywords – Green ICT, Digital Economy, SMART buildings/cities,en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherEmeralden
dc.subjectICTen
dc.subjectSustainable Developmenten
dc.subjectGreen ICTen
dc.subjectDigital Economyen
dc.titleICT as an enabler for sustainable development: Reflections on opportunities and barriersen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1108/JICES-12-2014-0061
dc.researchgroupInstitute of Energy and Sustainable Developmenten
dc.peerreviewedYesen
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