Fabrice Flipo: “Digital Technology, the gap in Europe’s Green Deal” (I’MTech)

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Fabrice Flipo, Professor of social and political philosophy, epistemology and history of science and technology at Institut Mines-Telecom Business School, wrote an article entitled “Digital Technology, The Gap in Europes’s Green Deal”.

In this article, Fabrice Flipo reminds The European Green Deal aim at reaching carbon neutrality in 2050. According to the deal, “digital technologies are a critical enabler for attaining the sustainability goals of the Green deal in many different sectors” but is it really the case? To answer the question, the professor explains “several studies, including by the Shift Project, show that emissions from the digital sector have doubled between 2010 and 2020”. For these reasons and others detailed in the article, Fabrice Flipo promotes the necessary sparing use of digital technologies.