12.05.2021

eco european

Digital technologies offer a huge potential when it comes to finding solutions for todays problems in energy consumption and environmental polution. Reaching the European climate goals will only succeed with digitalisation. Therefore, the topic of digital sustainability also plays a major role in this issue: Last month we discussed the EU Green Deal with Daniel Mes, Member of the Cabinet of EU Commission Vice-President Frans Timmermans. You can find the recording of the event here and in our section Event #Throwback.

How can digitalisation and sustainability be accelerated in companies? The European Commission wants to provide an answer to this with the update on the Industrial Strategy. The Hasso Plattner Institute has started the virtual Clean IT Forum. On the international platform, Dr. Béla Waldhauser, Spokesperson of the Alliance for the Strengthening of Digital Infrastructures and other experts from all over the world present ideas & solutions for a more climate-friendly digitalisation. Read more in the news. Also Good to know: Virtual conferences generate barely 0. 5 to 1. 0 Percent of the usual carbonate footprint. Our No. of the Month.

Parliamentary elections are scheduled for 26 September in Germany. As a result, there will be a new government. In our new section The Vote for Digital we keep you updated on how Germany’s total population feel about strategic digital policy issues. The current situation is almost devastating: More than 70 percent of all German citizens are dissatisfied with digital policy. Dissatisfaction is particularly high regarding digital administration, digital education and digital infrastructure.

What exactly should be changed urgently in this and the next legislative period? And how should German politicians implement this? We have drawn up 20 core demands for the 2021 German Bundestag election available for download here. Interviews with Inger Paus, Managing Director of the Vodafone Institute for Society and Communication in Germany and ecos Chair of the Board Oliver Süme you can find below.

In this issue you will also find our assessments and positions on numerous European and German legislative initiatives, including the Digital Services Act, the Digital Markets Act, the EU AI Package and the Nis Directive 2.0.

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