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Smart Forests: Transforming Environments into Social-Political Technologies

Project description

Studying smart forests’ social-political impacts

Digital technologies such as smart forests are developing as important strategies for addressing environmental change. Smart forests aim to increase the climate benefits from forests and the forest sector. However, these new technologies can lead to unanticipated social-political impacts, and smart forests, unlike smart cities, remain understudied. The EU-funded SmartForests project will investigate how smart forests are established and how digital technologies influence environmental management. Taking into consideration the fact that smart forests potentially run the risk of creating social-political inequalities and undemocratic governance, the project will explore and analyse how digital technologies transform forests and forest communities by examining practices of monitoring, mitigating, regulating and transforming environmental change.

Call for proposal

ERC-2019-COG
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Host institution

THE CHANCELLOR MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE
Address
Trinity Lane The Old Schools
CB2 1TN Cambridge
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 1 996 004

Beneficiaries (1)

THE CHANCELLOR MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 1 996 004
Address
Trinity Lane The Old Schools
CB2 1TN Cambridge
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments