Yogesh K. Dwivedi, Swansea University
Laurie Hughes, Swansea University
Arpan Kumar Kar, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi
Abdullah M. Baabdullah, King Abdulaziz University
Purva Grover, International Management Institute
Roba Abbas, University of Wollongong
Daniela Andreini, University of Bergamo
Iyad Abumoghli, United Nations Environment
Yves Barlette, Montpellier Business School
Deborah Bunker, University of Sydney Business School
Leona Chandra Kruse, University of Liechtenstein
Ioanna Constantiou, Copenhagen Business School
Robert M. Davison, City University of Hong Kong
Rahul De’, Indian Institute of Management Bangalore
Rameshwar Dubey, Liverpool Business School
Henry Fenby-Taylor, Centre for Digital Built Britain
Babita Gupta, California State University, Monterey BayFollow
Wu He, Old Dominion University
Mitsuru Kodama, Nihon University
Matti Mäntymäki, University of Turku
Bhimaraya Metri, Indian Institute of Management
Katina Michael, Arizona State University
Johan Olaisen, BI Norwegian Business School
Niki Panteli, Royal Holloway University of London
Samuli Pekkola, Tampere University
Rohit Nishant, Universite Laval
Ramakrishnan Raman, Symbiosis Institute of Business Management
Nripendra P. Rana, Qatar University
Frantz Rowe, Nantes University
Suprateek Sarker, University of Virginia
Brenda Scholtz, Nelson Mandela University
Maung Sein, University of South-Eastern Norway and Kristiania University College Norway
Jeel Dharmeshkumar Shah, IBM India Pvt. Ltd
Thompson S.H. Teo, NUS Business School
Manoj Kumar Tiwari, National Institute of Industrial Engineering
Morten Thanning Vendelø, Copenhagen Business School
Michael Wade, IMD Business School

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International Journal of Information Management


The UN COP26 2021 conference on climate change offers the chance for world leaders to take action and make urgent and meaningful commitments to reducing emissions and limit global temperatures to 1.5 °C above pre-industrial levels by 2050. Whilst the political aspects and subsequent ramifications of these fundamental and critical decisions cannot be underestimated, there exists a technical perspective where digital and IS technology has a role to play in the monitoring of potential solutions, but also an integral element of climate change solutions. We explore these aspects in this editorial article, offering a comprehensive opinion based insight to a multitude of diverse viewpoints that look at the many challenges through a technology lens. It is widely recognized that technology in all its forms, is an important and integral element of the solution, but industry and wider society also view technology as being part of the problem. Increasingly, researchers are referencing the importance of responsible digitalization to eliminate the significant levels of e-waste. The reality is that technology is an integral component of the global efforts to get to net zero, however, its adoption requires pragmatic tradeoffs as we transition from current behaviors to a more climate friendly society.


Published in the International Journal of Information Management by Elsevier Ltd. Available via doi: 10.1016/j.ijinfomgt.2021.102456.

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