Technological progress and digitization have a facilitating and pleasant effect on the one hand, but on the other hand lead to a considerable environmental impact due to rapid obsolescence.
Since software-related obsolescence can be expected to become a significant socio-ecological problem, countermeasures must be taken. Through a broad expertise and the inclusion of inter- and transdisciplinary perspectives, different sectors are analyzed in interaction and causes of software-related shortened use and life cycles are identified. From this, environmental policy measures and further options for action can be developed.
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