Digitalisation and natural resources
The aim of this research project is to improve knowledge about the resource intensity of digital transformation in Germany. With the help of suitable data models, the use of natural resources (raw materials) of the "system digitalization" will be quantified on different levels (micro, meso, macro). For this purpose, the various sub-areas of digitization will be systematized at the beginning of the work. Finally, based on the quantitative analyses, design approaches will be developed in various subject areas for a resource-conserving development of digitization, which will lead to policy recommendations and a description of the need for further research.
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Our figure of the month 05/2022: Strong increase in timber prices due to rising global demand, supply bottlenecks and trade embargoes
Forestry and sawmills benefit
After both raw wood prices and industrial producer prices for wood in Germany stagnated for years or declined from mid-2018 to the end of 2020, they have since…