Paper Number

1222

Paper Type

Short Paper

Abstract

Information systems (IS) and digital technologies have significantly influenced human history, giving rise to numerous innovations and transformative changes in our daily lives. In particular, the exploration of how IS can address societal challenges constitutes a noteworthy focus within IS research. One of our greatest challenges at present is the climate crisis, which so far has been insufficiently addressed despite decades of climate negotiations. Given the urgency to act, we, therefore, ask why climate negotiations fail. Based on the identified challenges, in this short paper, we highlight innovative opportunities that IS may offer to achieve more effective climate negotiations. Finally, we suggest that IS research should engage in rethinking IS solutions toward smart negotiations and further explore this direction in the future.

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SMART NEGOTIATIONS FOR CLIMATE PROTECTION: CAN INFORMATION SYSTEMS SAVE OUR PLANET?

Information systems (IS) and digital technologies have significantly influenced human history, giving rise to numerous innovations and transformative changes in our daily lives. In particular, the exploration of how IS can address societal challenges constitutes a noteworthy focus within IS research. One of our greatest challenges at present is the climate crisis, which so far has been insufficiently addressed despite decades of climate negotiations. Given the urgency to act, we, therefore, ask why climate negotiations fail. Based on the identified challenges, in this short paper, we highlight innovative opportunities that IS may offer to achieve more effective climate negotiations. Finally, we suggest that IS research should engage in rethinking IS solutions toward smart negotiations and further explore this direction in the future.

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