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Environment Sustainability in the Age of Digital Revolution: A Review of the Field

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Author(s): Ali M. Al - Khouri

Journal: American Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences
ISSN 2329-0781

Volume: 1;
Issue: 4;
Start page: 202;
Date: 2012;
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Keywords: environment | sustainability | e-government | low-carbon environment

ABSTRACT
The world today has been witnessing phenomenal outgrowth in all fields during the past few decades. This augmentation has been largely stimulated by information and communication technologies (ICT). However, the inexorable evolution of technology and global economic development are being pursued at an ever-increasing societal cost with a snowballing potentially negative impact on the environment. Hence, one of the important challenges modern society faces is sustainability. This article attempts to explore the existing body of knowledge to provide a better understanding of the impact of ICT and digital revolutions on global carbon footprint and emissions. It also attempts to explore the presence of environmental sustainability initiatives in e-government programs worldwide. It presents some thoughts about how governments may address sustainability requirements in their e-government programs and enact responsible ICT-enabled transformation
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