Seminar on Green IT: Extractivism, Energy, and IT

  • Emilka Skrzypek (Speaker)

Activity: Talk or presentation typesLecture and oral contribution


Dr. Emilka Skrzypek, Lecturer at the University of St. Andrews will give a talk on November 27th from 12-13h. The event is open to both staff and students and no registration is required.


Be it renewable energy systems, or digitalisation, technological solutions to climate change are often resource and power intensive. If we want to talk about IT as an element of green transitions, how do we account for the industry’s growing energy demands? And what about the costs and impacts of extractive activities needed to meet the demand for metals required by rapidly expanding IT technology and infrastructure? In this seminar, Dr Emilka Skrzypek from University of St Andrews will consider those questions and take a critical look at some of the claims and terms that feature in conversations about green transitions.
Period27 Nov 2023
Held atCenter for Climate IT (CCIT)