“Bridging Green and Digital Agendas in Cities to Drive More Ambitious and Inclusive Transitions”, Hannah Abdullah (CIDOB, Barcelona)

Digitalisation and climate change are two closely interlinked transitions. However, although the so-called “twin transitions” have moved to the centre of many transformative policy initiatives, the connection between the digital and climate agendas is still barely translated into on-the-ground action. Interconnecting the two agendas in a just and sustainable manner will require that they are integrated in ways that leave no one and no place behind, and also that they avoid the risks each presents to the other. Urban experimentation with, and lessons from the twin transitions are vital for the race to net zero. As climate leaders and hubs of the digital economy, cities are at the forefront of emerging efforts to harmonise the two agendas in ways that are just and sustainable.

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