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Disruptive technologies and sustainability transitions

Environmental Policy
Governance
Technology
INN079
Xun Wu
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Masaru Yarime
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Building: A, Floor: 4/F, Room: SR16

Friday 11:45 - 13:30 (26/08/2022)


Abstract

Disruptive technologies such as Artificial Intelligence, big data and blockchain can play a key role in sustainability transitions. For example, in the area of production and consumption of renewable energy, digital technologies can support the development of smart grids to integrate the distributed generation capacities for accelerating the spread of the renewable energy to new sectors. Despite enormous potential, the contribution of disruptive technologies to sustainability transitions has been so far been limited as the applications of such technologies impose major legal, ethical and institutional challenges under current governance arrangements. Governance innovation is thus imperative to mobilize and scale up the uses of disruptive technologies towards sustainability. The panel seeks to provide insights into fundamental changes in governance arrangements required to harness the potential of disruptive technologies in accelerating sustainability transitions.

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