Online-Workshop "Die digitale Welt nachhaltig gestalten”

The results of the BFH study on the effects of digitization on the environment have given rise to an online workshop on May 8, 2020, to answer the question: "How can digitization be used to achieve environmental goals?”

Factsheet

  • Lead department Business
  • Institute Institute for Public Sector Transformation
  • Research unit Public Sector Innovation
  • BFH centre BFH Centre for the Digital Society
  • Funding organisation Others
  • Duration (planned) 01.11.2019 - 31.10.2020
  • Project management Flurina Wäspi
  • Head of project Flurina Wäspi
  • Project staff Beat Estermann
  • Partner Stiftung Mercator Schweiz
    Bundesamt für Umwelt BAFU
  • Keywords Agenda 2030, sustainable development, Environment, SDGs, digital transformation, digitalisation

Situation

Against the backdrop of megatrends such as digitisation and climate change, the University of Applied Sciences Bern has been commissioned by the Federal Office for the Environment (FOEN) to study the opportunities and challenges of digitization in the environmental sector and to determine the measures to be taken. The results of this study led to a campaign on "Shaping a sustainable digital world", culminating in a virtual "Policy-Kitchen" workshop on Friday, 8 May 2020.

Course of action

The workshop was a specialised event primarily aimed at people from business, politics, academia and civil society organisations who are involved in environmental and/or digitization issues. For the workshop, the collaborative innovation platform Policy Kitchen by the think tank foraus was used.

Result

During the workshop on 8 May, more than 70 participants from science, business, politics and the civil society have developed 33 ideas on the five focus topics Circular Economy, Sufficiency, Efficiency Improvement, Transparency and Data Exchange & Data Governance. Curious how digitization could be used to benefit environmental goals? Then take a look at our challenge on Policy Kitchen (see link below).

Looking ahead

In order to support authors in implementing their ideas, follow-up events will be organised in autumn 2020 with the support of Stiftung Mercator Schweiz. The selection phase will take place in June.