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ICT for Sustainability: An Emerging Research Field

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Hilty, Lorenz M., and Bernard Aebischer. 2015. “ICT for Sustainability: An Emerging Research Field.” In ICT Innovations for Sustainability, edited by Lorenz M. Hilty and Bernard Aebischer, 310:3–36. Springer International Publishing.

This introductory chapter provides definitions of sustainability, sustainable development, decoupling, and related terms; gives an overview of existing interdisciplinary research fields related to ICT for Sustainability, including Environmental Informatics, Computational Sustainability, Sustainable HCI, and Green ICT; introduces a conceptual framework to structure the effects of ICT on sustainability; and provides an overview of this book.

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