Enabling a Sustainable Digital Future: Bridging environmental concerns, digital rights, and digital inclusion

This paper proposes a definition of sustainable digital communications as the practice of designing, developing, and using communication technologies and systems in a way that minimizes negative impacts on the environment, promotes social inclusion, and upholds ethical principles and digital rights.

The purpose of this paper, through a descriptive approach, is to show the interplays nowadays existing between environmental sustainability, digital inclusion, and digital rights – whether correlations are positive or negative. When tackling policy issues in digital communications, it seems paramount to take a holistic approach on the three themes.