Unfolding in parallel, digitalisation and decarbonisation bring about substantive and often disruptive changes across societies. A variety of economic, social and political factors will influence these transitions in key sectors such as energy, industry, transportation, buildings or agriculture and biodiversity protection – all crucial to inclusive, climate responsive development. In the course of this twin transition, it is important to avoid trade-offs and lost opportunities for transformation.
Development cooperation has significant levers to make digitalisation trends climate-compatible and to fully use digital trends to advance climate action. Significant potentials for mitigation and adaptation are in the broader areas of green data, green tech, public digital infrastructure/ digital public goods. Additionally, it is important that the twin transition is discussed and implemented in the broader context of the just transition debate.