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Virtual dematerialisation : ebusiness and factor X ; Digital Europe ; final report

  • This report focuses on the contribution of ICT to improvements in resource efficiency and transport intensity at the macro, meso and micro levels. It presents the research on environmental effects of e-business and e-work. The research strand explored the implication of ICT and its applications from the micro- (case study), meso- (different e-business types) and macro-level (macro-economic and policy level). The "macro-analysis-module" aimed at quantifying the potential contribution of e-business and ICT to dematerialisation and resource productivity. The analysis followed a top-down approach complementary to the case study based microanalyses. It compromised the analysis of energy-use and selected material flows (CO(2)) of three EUThis report focuses on the contribution of ICT to improvements in resource efficiency and transport intensity at the macro, meso and micro levels. It presents the research on environmental effects of e-business and e-work. The research strand explored the implication of ICT and its applications from the micro- (case study), meso- (different e-business types) and macro-level (macro-economic and policy level). The "macro-analysis-module" aimed at quantifying the potential contribution of e-business and ICT to dematerialisation and resource productivity. The analysis followed a top-down approach complementary to the case study based microanalyses. It compromised the analysis of energy-use and selected material flows (CO(2)) of three EU Member States to determine whether there is any macro-level evidence of dematerialization and increased resource productivity resulting from e-business and ICT. From a micro and meso level perspective, the research object has been the provision of new IT based applications instead of "traditional" products, services and customs (e-commerce and telework). The research quantified the resource- and transport efficiency of e-business in different case studies and identified key factors determining the impact on resource- and transport efficiency.show moreshow less

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Document Type:Report
Author:Michael Kuhndt, Justus von Geibler, Volker Türk, Stephan Moll, Karl Otto Schallaböck, Sören Steger
URN (citable link):https://nbn-resolving.org/urn:nbn:de:bsz:wup4-opus-17155
Publisher:Wuppertal Institut für Klima, Umwelt, Energie
Place of Publication:Wuppertal
Year of Publication:2003
Pagenumber:95
Language:English
Release Date:2011/11/04
Dewey Decimal Classification:600 Technik, Medizin, angewandte Wissenschaften
Abteilung:Abteilung Verkehr
Abteilung Stoffströme und Strukturwandel
Arbeitsgruppe Ökoeffizienz und Zukunftsfähige Unternehmen
Licence:License LogoIn Copyright - Urheberrechtlich geschützt