Technological progress and digitalisation have a facilitating and pleasant effect on the one hand, yet on the other hand lead to a considerable environmental impact due to rapid obsolescence.
As software obsolescence is expected to become a major social-ecological problem, countermeasures need to be taken. By using a broad expertise and inter- and transdisciplinary perspectives, different sectors are analysed in interaction. This is used to determine the causes of software-related shortened useful lives. From this, environmental policy measures and options for further action can be developed.