The European Commission is placing its hopes on digital innovation as one of the driving forces behind the EU’s shift to a zero-carbon economy. In this special report, EURACTIV looks at the opportunities and challenges related to the EU’s “twin green and digital transitions”.
Digital technologies have the potential to unlock carbon emissions cuts in sectors that were previously considered hard-to-abate, such as buildings, industry and agriculture, a European Commission official said.
Digital technologies like earth monitoring satellites allow for real-time automatic collection of data on things like greenhouse gas emissions, opening up a new world of possibilities for policymakers, says Jill Duggan.
We urgently need to take bold actions to counter the global existential threat of climate change and to promote a green economic recovery.