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UNEP Interview: Getting the planet’s other half online

April 27, 2021

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“Digital technology is a game-changer in terms of capacity to study, capacity to get a job, capacity to earn a steady living.

But as digitalization accelerates, the gaps between the haves and have nots has been increasing. If we really want to meet the Sustainable Development Goals, especially decreasing poverty and feeding the world, we need to bring that 50 per cent down to 0 per cent.”

This week UNEP interviewed Dr. Éliane Ubalijoro about “the role of tech companies in combating poverty, the surging power demands of data centres and the societal toll of a half-finished World Wide Web.”

We invite you to read the full interview on UNEP’s website: