Proceedings of the 2014 conference ICT for Sustainability

Understanding Higher Order Impacts of Green ICT

Authors
Albert Hankel
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Albert Hankel
Available Online August 2014.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/ict4s-14.2014.48How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Green ICT, Environmental impact of ICT, Greening by ICT, Framework
Abstract
ICT is known to have three orders of impact: direct, indirect and systemic. The first is often regarded as 'part of the problem', the latter two can also be 'part of the solution' to reduce the global environmental impact of human activities. A number of studies show that the impact of ICT itself is roughly 2%, whereas smart use of ICT can reduce the impact of other sectors by up to 16%. However, ICT research and practice seems to be mostly focused on the direct impacts. This paper tries to move away from this focus, explores the higher order impacts and presents a conceptual framework for individuals and organizations to make the higher order impacts more tangible.
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Proceedings
ICT for Sustainability 2014 (ICT4S-14)
Part of series
Advances in Computer Science Research
Publication Date
August 2014
ISBN
978-94-62520-22-6
ISSN
2352-538X
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/ict4s-14.2014.48How to use a DOI?
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license.

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