Green IT and Extractivism: A CCIT Seminar feat. Emilka Skrzypek
About the event
Monday, November 27, 2023 12:00 PM
Monday, November 27, 2023 1:00 PM
4A56 and online
The Center for Climate IT is happy to invite you to the seminar titled 'Green IT? Extractivism, Energy and IT' with Dr. Emilka Skrzypek from the University of St. Andrews.
Be it renewable energy systems, or digitalisation, technological solutions to climate change are often resource and power intensive. If we want to talk about IT as an element of green transitions, how do we account for the industry’s growing energy demands? And what about the costs and impacts of extractive activities needed to meet the demand for metals required by rapidly expanding IT technology and infrastructure? In this seminar, Dr Emilka Skrzypek from University of St Andrews will consider those questions and take a critical look at some of the claims and terms that feature in conversations about green transitions.
The event is open to all and no registration is required!