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[eccr] report WWF: Sustainability at the speed of light

Mon Aug 26 13:45:32 GMT 2002

The World Wildlife Fund (WWF -- not the World Wrestling Federation)
has a
report that describes the role of ICT in Sustainable Development. The
is an attempt to bridge the gap between the ICT experts and the policy
makers in both politics and business.

"Although ICT will have an enormous effect on tomorrow's society,
surprisingly little research has been conducted regarding its future
environmental consequences. Most of the work that has been done has
one of two opposing conclusions: either ICT will bring only good
from solutions to world hunger, the elimination of all transportation
problems and a revitalised democracy. Or it will bring nothing but
accelerating resource consumption, introducing new toxic materials and
resulting in greater inequity by introducing a digital divide that
worsen the already unequal distribution of wealth and influence.

"The first challenge, if we want to tackle the challenges surrounding
for the future, is to go beyond these polarised perspectives."

Rico Lie

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