Redirecting Digital Public Infrastructure Innovations for Deep Sustainability Transformation

This Policy Brief was first published in https://t20ind.org


In recent years, the concept of digital public infrastructure (DPI) has gained signifi cant attention. However, many DPI initiatives disregard the implications of digitalisation for sustainability. Numerous global environmental agreements have been enacted by the G20 countries towards a sustainable global future. Regrettably, the two realms of policymaking are often disconnected, failing to systematically address how digital transformation can contribute to sustainable development. This Policy Brief aims to address this gap by outlining key pathways that can guide G20 policymakers in utilising DPIs to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It also provides a systemic perspective on greening supply chains, enhancing smart city applications, scaling up corporate environmental practices within big tech companies, and establishing a global governance architecture for DPI. By fostering these pathways, policymakers can advance a more interconnected and transformative approach to sustainable digital transformation.

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