Bits & Bäume

The Conference for Digitalization and Sustainability

17th to 18th November 2018

in Berlin (Technische Universität)

55 days left


The material basis of digitalization

Alternative economies

Environmental and network policy

Digital infrastructures

Fundamental issues

That was the Call for Participation

What role does sustainability play for stable tech communities? Which ecological opportunities do digital applications offer for climate and resource protection? What types of digitalization are opposed or even counterproductive to these goals? How can the digital society be democratic and just while peacefully preserving the basis of our lives on this planet?

Brief description of the conference

Press information

Digitalization affects fundamental aspects of our society. It must be designed in such a way that the planetary boundaries are not exceeded and thus our livelihoods are preserved.

Maria Bossmann, Deutscher Naturschutzring e.V. (DNR)

We must make digitalization fair, otherwise the gap between North and South, rich and poor will continue to widen.

Sven Hilbig, Brot für die Welt

For Germanwatch's goals - such as the energy and agricultural turnaround or the reduction of resource consumption - digitalization means both opportunity and risk.

Hendrik Zimmermann, Germanwatch e.V.

Techies and environmentalists need to talk to each other, because surveillance capitalism threatens the peaceful internet, democracy & our natural livelihoods.

Rainer Rehak, Forum InformatikerInnen für Frieden und gesellschaftliche Verantwortung (FIfF)

Making digitalization sustainable is one of the greatest challenges facing our society. Therefore Bits & Bäume conference is a first and important milestone.

Rolf Buschmann, BUND

Bits & Bäume gathers what does not yet belong together: Techies on the one hand and actors from the environmental scene on the other - this is the only way to shape a sustainable digital future!

Anja Höfner, Institut für ökologische Wirtschaftsforschung (IÖW)

The hacker community and the environmental movement have a lot in common. Now all we have to do is to plan a sustainable revolution together.

Constanze Kurz, Chaos Computer Club (CCC)

What technology does a degrowth society need? Bits&Bäume looks for answers beyond digitalization hype and technology phobia.

Andrea Vetter, Konzeptwerk Neue Ökonomie

Bits & Bäume aims to politicize the debate on the megatrend of digitalization. We need ideas and concepts on how we can make digitalization sustainable!

Tilman Santarius, Technische Universität Berlin

Our common goal: a peaceful world worth living in, where our human rights are respected and which we shape as a responsible civil society.

Juliane Krüger, Open Knowledge Foundation Deutschland