A Digital Planet for Sustainability

Digital solutions have the potential to create multiple opportunities to accelerate the implementation of the 2030 Agenda and to enhance quality of life for everyone, within the ecological limits of our planet.

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Creating ‘A Digital Planet for Sustainability’ is a systemic and long-term challenge which needs various forms of new knowledge, collaboration and accelerated engagement from all parts of the scientific community, governmental institutions, UN bodies, technology companies and civil society.

In 2020 the ISC participated in a discussion to develop the initiative ‘A Digital Planet for Sustainability’, together with the German Environment Agency (UBA), UNDP, UNEP and Future Earth. The resulting Coalition for Digital Environmental Sustainability (CODES) was launched on 31 March 2021, and members of the group are now working to organize meetings, shape discussions, issue flagship reports and help forge collaborations towards an acceleration plan for digitalizing environmental sustainability.

Watch the video introduction to CODES:


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