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Digitalisation and Climate

How can the economic, ecological and social dimensions of a digital economy be made sustainable and fair for all parts of society? How can these infrastructures and competencies be used for climate protection? "Digitalisation and Climate" has set itself the goal of developing resource-conserving and equitable answers to these questions in several nations and establishing them locally. The research project is part of the research group Sustainability, Entrepreneurship and global digital Transformation.

Research formats & knowledge transfer

Based on the results of a Research Sprint and a related study, multi-stakeholder dialogs and public events are conducted in cooperation with Digital Transformation Centers (DTCs) of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) in selected countries. In this way, knowledge networks are strengthened locally and expanded upon by linking them with other international partners. In addition, local specifics, opportunities and risks are recorded and taken into account.



Georg von Richthofen, Dr.

Senior Researcher & Project Lead: Innovation, Entrepreneurship & Society

Moritz Timm

Researcher & Project Coordinator

Part of the science communication project

Multi-stakeholder dialogue: Sustainable and Adaptable Transformation of the ITP Prizren

May/June 2022

The MSD aims to facilitate an exchange with local stakeholders and provide a discourse on Best Practices for sustainable neighborhood development of the former military grounds of the "Innovation and Training Park" Prizren(ITP).

Presentation NoC Study: Sustainable and Adaptable Building Transformation for Digital Innovation Quarters

September 2022

Collaborative research with local academic partners on ways to sustainably transform the infrastructure of the ITP.

Multi-Stakeholder Dialogue: Knowledge Communities

September 2022

Study: Digital Technology, Climate Resilience and Rainforest Protection

October 2022

The study aims to find digital solutions to ecological problems in Indonesia and in Southeast Asia in general. The core focus is on finding digital solutions to protect the rainforest.

Apply for the study here.

Multi-Stakeholder-Dialog: AI &climate – Data governance, drones and sensors

December 2022

The MSD will focus on the use of AI for climate change. Here, actors from the private, public and civil sector will be invited, discussing the state of affairs in Indonesia, identifying future areas of work and research.

Event: Use of AI for increased ecological crisis resiliency

December 2022

Research Sprint: Sustainable entrepreneurship and climate

November 2022

Event: Digital entrepreneurship and climate change

November 2022

Study/Paper: Green digital entrepreneurship and climate change

March 2023

Building on the Research Sprint, the study will focus on the social, institutional, and technological barriers to sustainable digital entrepreneurship in Vietnam. The goal is to develop strategies to overcome these challenges.

Research Sprint: Sustainable digital entrepreneurship and climate

October/November 2022

Lectures and presentations

How to build a database (?)
HIIG Lunch Talks (Session: HIIG Lunch Talk). Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society. Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society, Berlin, Germany: 20.04.2022

Moritz Timm

Funding & duration

"Digitalisation and Climate" is part of the overarching project in cooperation with the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and the Gesellschaft für internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ). HIIG supports the BMZ's Digital Transformation Centers (DTCs) as a scientific partner and carries out exchange and research formats in partner countries.


November 2021 – May 2023

Funded by the Gesellschaft für internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)

On behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)

Man sieht das Wort "GIIZ" in roten Buchstaben und das Logo des BEZ bestehend aus einem schwarnze Adler neben einer stilisierten deutschen Flagge mit schwarzem Schriftzug