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.