Just ecological transition: the impact of digital technologies

Author/s Elena Verdolini, Chiara Belpietro
Publishing Year 2022 Issue 2022/174 Language Italian
Pages 20 P. 205-224 File size 255 KB
DOI 10.3280/GDL2022-174002
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The «just twin transitions» concept is increasingly debated in public discussions and policy making. This term indicates both the digital and ecological transition, as well as the fact that pursuing these transitions should be done in such a way as to not «leave anyone behind». Yet, the implications of digital technologies on the prospects of decarbonisation are currently not sufficiently researched and understood. This article illustrates the potential negative (N) or positive (P) impacts of digital technologies on three key objectives of the just twin transitions: (1) climate change mitigation; (2) promoting high quality and well paid jobs; (3) the identifica-tion of policy interventions which can reduce the negative socio-economic impacts of the eco-logical transition on the more vulnerable households and communities. On these premises, the paper discusses the motivations which justify the joint analysis of the just ecological and digi-tal transitions.

Keywords: Ecological transition; Just transition; Digital revolution.

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Elena Verdolini, Chiara Belpietro, Giusta transizione ecologica: l’impatto delle tecnologie digitali in "GIORNALE DI DIRITTO DEL LAVORO E DI RELAZIONI INDUSTRIALI " 174/2022, pp 205-224, DOI: 10.3280/GDL2022-174002