WSEAS Transactions on Computers

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Volume 18, 2019

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Typology for ICT Adoption of EU Environmental Policies

AUTHORS: Christiana Koliouska, Zacharoula Andreopoulou

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ABSTRACT: Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) have the potential to promote sustainable development as the growth in ICT is associated with environmental planning, research, conservation and planning. The aim of the paper is to create a typology for ICT adoption of EU environmental policies. The level of dependence on ICT solution and the level of complexity of the used ICT solutions by the established environmental policies are examined. The EU environmental policies are classified in three homogenous groups with similar ICT characteristics using K-Means cluster analysis. Regarding the classification according to the criteria, most EU environmental policies demonstrate high rate of ICT adoption and it constitutes a first and very important step for the transition to the new digital era, which is promoted by the European Union

KEYWORDS: ICT adoption; environmental policies; European Union; typology; ICT solutions


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