Publication Details

Hasan, H. & Kazlauskas, A. (2009). Digital ecosystems: ICT’s contribution to addressing climate change. 2009 Third IEEE International Conference on Digital Ecosystems and Technologies (IEEE DEST 2009) (pp. 144-149). Istanbul, Turkey: Bogazici University.


One of the most pressing challenges facing humankind is climate change, but it is a wicked problem. While the complexity of this problem can be overwhelming there are means through which the problem can be understood and advances made towards a solution. This paper applies a holistic theoretical sense-making framework and an ecosystem approach to research and practice on ICT issues in the climate change problem. It demonstrates how end-user tools and Web 2.0 technologies, which are embedded in digital ecosystems that include the social context, can play a positive role in the global challenges of climate change.



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