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Bits & Bäume-Conference 2022
September 30 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm UTC+2
How the digital societal transformation is related to the challenges of social justice and ecological sustainability is still far too little discussed. One thing is clear: the way in which new technologies are designed and used has a major impact on a large number of social and ecological challenges of our time!
How and by whom must digital technologies be designed so that they contribute to a democratically led, far-reaching transformation? Which social and ecological goals should be pursued in particular? Which forms of digital technologies urgently need to be redesigned because they perpetuate the unsustainable status quo of intersectional discrimination, social polarization and the destruction of our livelihoods? And how do they have to be designed and used to tackle the climate crisis?
Our Managing Director Lewis Akenji will answer these and more questions during the opening session at @ Bits & Bäume, a conference for transformation digitalization and sustainability, hosted by the Technische Universität Berlin.
The session will start with keynotes by Elisa Lindinger and Lewis Akenji. Afterwards, the Bits & Baeume board, represented by the environment and development organisation Germanwatch and the tech organisation Open Knowledge Foundation e. V., will discuss with Dr Christiane Rohleder, State Secretary at the Federal Ministry for the Environment and Consumer Protection (BMUV) and Dr Franziska Brantner, Parliamentary State Secretary at the Federal Ministry of Economics and Climate Protection, what needs to be done now politically to make sustainable digitalisation a reality.
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