The Digital-Environment System Coalition (DESC) is committed to sharing its outputs on all matters pertaining to the interface between digital technologies and the environment openly and transparently. This page includes links to relevant presentations and publications by members of the coalition.
DESC’s Emergent Conceptual Framework
DESC’s underlying conceptual framework is available here. This is an emergent document that underlies DESC’s conceptualisation of the relationships between digital technologies and the physical environment, and shapes the research and practice in which Members and Partners are engaged.
The links below provide access to material made available by members and partners about the coalition’s work (in reverse date order).
- DESC Session (281) at the WSIS Annual Forum 2022 – the recording provides an excellent introduction to the rich diversity of DESC’s research and practice.
- Environmental implications of digitalization: asking the difficult questions, Keynote by Tim Unwin at 14th CMI Conference (Denmark), 25th November 2021.
- Rethinking digital environmental sustainability, webinar by Tim Unwin for UNU-EGOV, 28th June 2021.
- The Digital-Environment System Coalition (DESC) contribution by Tim Unwin to the European Approaches Towards a Sustainable Digitalization symposium convened on 6th May 2021 by D4S (organizers: Einstein Center Digital Future/ TU Berlin, Department for Socio-Ecological Transformation and Sustainable Digitalization; Institute for Ecological Economy Research (IÖW); Leuphana University Lüneburg, Institute for Sustainable Development and Learning)
Publications by DESC Members
(In reverse chronological order, and then alphabetically)
- Li, R.Y.M. and Crabbe, M.J.C. (2022). Artificial Intelligence Robot Safety: A Conceptual Framework and Research Agenda Based on New Institutional Economics and Social Media. In: Li, R.Y.M., Chau, K.W., Ho, D.C.W. (eds) Current State of Art in Artificial Intelligence and Ubiquitous Cities. Springer, Singapore. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-19-0737-1_3. Print ISBN978-981-19-0736-4, Online ISBN978-981-19-0737-1
- Oghia, M. (2021) Filling the gap between energy and Internet access: the case for action by Universal Service and Access Funds, A4AI Discussion Paper,Series 1 – October 2021.
- Navarro, L. (2020) What is the circular economy of ICTs? Global Information Society Watch.
- Unwin, T. (2017) ICTs, sustainability and development: critical elements, in: Sharafat, A. and Lehr, W. (eds) ICT-Centric Economic Growth, Innovation and Job Creation, Geneva: ITU, 37-71.
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Last updated 21 May 2022