Decarbonization through Digitalization in the Transport and Habitat Sector

This research aims to explore motivating factors around climate action towards meeting the 1.5 degree warming target identified in the Paris Agreement within the contexts of Germany and the United States. In particular, this investigation will focus on how the habitat and transport sectors are utilizing digital technologies to mitigate and/or eliminate carbon emissions. Four fellows, two from Germany and two from the United States, will explore how digitalization is enabling industry climate strategies and the circular economy for the built environment, sustainable mobility, and smart cities through desk research and expert interviews in the two countries. The final report will include a summary of the findings, insights on key trends, and recommendations for skills needed to advance decarbonization efforts in these sectors.

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