Digital Revolution and Sustainable Development: Opportunities and Challenges

Research Report

This report assesses all the positive potential benefits digitalization brings to sustainable development for all. It also highlights the potential negative impacts and challenges going forward, particularly for those impacted by the ‘digital divide’ that excludes primarily people left behind during the Industrial Revolution like the billion that go hungry every night and the billion who do not have access to electricity. The report outlines the necessary preconditions for a successful digital transformation, including prosperity, social inclusion, environmental sustainability and good governance. Importantly it outlines some of the dramatic social implications associated with an increasingly digital future. It also covers a topic that so far has not been sufficiently dealt with in the cross-over discussions between sustainability and the Digital Revolution, that is, the considerations about related governance aspects. (TWI2050, 2019)

Author:
Nebojsa
Nakicenovic
Dirk
Messner
Caroline
Zimm
Geoff
Clarke
Johan
Rockström
Ana Paula
Aguiar
Benigna
Boza-Kiss
Lorenza
Campagnolo
Ilan
Chabay
David
Collste
Luis
Comolli
Luis
Gomez-Echeverri
Anne
Goujon
Arnulf
Grubler
Reiner
Jung
George
Kamiya
Elmar
Kriegler
Michael
Kuhn
Julia
Leininger
Charles
Martin-Shields
Beatriz
Mayor-Rodriguez
Jerry
Miller
Apollonia
Miola
Keywan
Riahi
Maria
Schewenius
Jörn
Schmidt
Kristina
Skierka
Odirilwe
Selomane
Uno
Svedin
Paul
Yillia
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