PACIS 2019 Proceedings


Environmental Sustainability is a global challenge. All governments are recommended to address this challenge by using digital technologies to provide e-government services and applications. In recent years, there has been a growing interest in e-government research in studying the issues of environmental sustainability. This paper provides a review of the literature that is available in the Digital Government Reference Library (DGRL) with an aim of synthesizing the knowledge and identifying the important areas for research. We assess the literature by adopting the E-government for Sustainable Development Research Assessment Framework (Estevez and Janowski 2013). The review shows that a few studies have been conducted for understanding e-government for environmental sustainability and little theoretical contribution was made. Drawing upon this assessment of the literature, we discuss several important research issues of exploring e-government services for environmental sustainability and the role of digital technologies in support of these services.