Digitalisation is a megatrend of our time. Together with climate change, globalisation and demographic change, it is one of the developments that is shaping our world of today and tomorrow. Digitalisation in itself is neither good nor bad. What matters is what we make of it - whether we allow ourselves to be overwhelmed by it or use it to our benefit.
In preparing this Digital Policy Agenda for the Environment, the Federal Environment Ministry has broken new ground and accomplished a pioneering feat. During a three week environmental workshop (#umwelt.werkstatt), the Federal Environment Ministry drew up the agenda together with around 200 experts from politics and administration, industry and research, and from municipalities and civil society. The agenda is the product of a broad range of knowledge, different perspectives and the unified will to utilise the benefits of digitalisation.