In order to efficiently counteract the climate catastrophe, a joint initiative of stakeholders from business, industry and research is needed in line with the objectives of the European Green Deal, the Paris Climate Goals and the UN SDGs to create a sustainable European data economy.
In Austria, the Federal Ministry for Climate Action, Environment, Energy, Mobility, Innovation and Technology (BMK) has identified strategic goals for environmental protection along the Agenda 2030. With the Linking Green Data Spaces (LiGDS) project, the Data Intelligence Offensive (DIO) supports the implementation of the climate goals anchored in the 2030 Agenda in the domains of energy transition, mobility transition, circular economy and digital climate twin as part of an R&D service funded by the BMK and handled by the Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG).
With a network of over 180 members and partners, DIO works on the development and implementation of socio-ecologically sustainable use cases in a data service ecosystem, compliant with modern data management guidelines (data reuse, data sovereignty, data governance, data protection). In concrete terms, this means that clearly structured and delimited, domain-specific use cases are defined, processed and completed. This is done step by step by networking the relevant stakeholders into a continuously expanding community.
Companies, organizations and political institutions are at different stages of digitalization and the datification and use of sustainable technologies. Digitization and the opportunities that arise from new data-based architectures not only create transparency, but also offer the opportunity for the Austrian economy to develop innovative, sustainable business models and the substitution of existing, climate-damaging technologies. By supporting the twin transition, the DIO community will achieve a long-term positive impact on climate, environment and society.