Disruptive technologies are a new means for the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals. These include Artificial Intelligence, Big Data Analytics, Blockchain, and Internet of Things and are being used in the environmental field with the hope of improving its governance. Despite this, the author argues that politics remains the main element in deciding whether the efficiency of the sustainability sector will be impacted by such use. Two case studies are selected to prove this claim: (1) the deployment of Big Data for transboundary water resource management and (2) the utilization of disruptive technologies in the agricultural sector. Both highlight the negative impact of politics in this context and current attempts to address this influence.
|Title of host publication||Technology and Sustainable Development|
|Subtitle of host publication||The Promise and Pitfalls of Techno-Solutionism|
|Number of pages||14|
|Publication status||Published - 14 Apr 2023|