Building just and sustainable digital infrastructures

Katrin Fritsch, Camila Nobrega, Frederike Kaltheuner

Summary
Digital infrastructures often reinforce monopolies, emit carbon and reproduce injustices. In this panel, we want to highlight pathways to build digital infrastructures that center justice, sustainability and care.
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The climate crisis increasingly threatens life on this planet. At the same time, digital infrastructures reinforce social and environmental issues such as high carbon-emissions, monopolies, and the need for hardware and computing power. In this panel, we want to ask: How can we change the pathway we are heading to by centering justice and care in digital infrastructures? We will highlight policy implications as well as projects that lead towards just and sustainable digital infrastructures for all.