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How does ICT-use improve the environment? The case of Turkey, Prof. Feride Gonel and Atakan Akinci

Prof. Feride Gonel
Department of Economics
Yildiz Technical University, Istanbul
Email: feride.gonel@gmail.com
Atakan Akinci
Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences
Yildiz Technical University, Istanbul

DOI: 10.1108/WJSTSD-03-2017-0007

Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to present the effects of ICT-use on environmental problems in Turkey.
Design/methodology/approach: The study focuses on the effects of ICTs on finding the solutions to environmental problems. Inspired by specific classification, these categories that the authors used are as follows: the consumption of material sources; the transportation of people and goods; office spaces and smart building; using data communication and monitoring; ICT equipment (the last category involves the negative effects of ICT equipment itself; since we focus on “by ICT” issues, the authors will not examine this category in detail).
Findings: First of all, as a developing country, Turkey has an ability to monitor and control data on environment and the country is working to improve on it successfully in cooperation with international-related institutions. At the same time, using ICTs, smart buildings are increasingly becoming popular in Turkey with the help of some regulations. Transportation is another area that uses ICT.
Originality/value: To make a connection between ICT and environmental problems, it is a very new issue in developing countries. It is also new for Turkey. Therefore, as the authors know, this is the first general review on this subject.
Keywords: Energy; ICT; Environmental management; Smart buildings; Green economy; Environmental technology.
Citation: Gonel, F. and Akinci, A. (2018), "How does ICT-use improve the environment? The case of Turkey", World Journal of Science, Technology and Sustainable Development, Vol. 15 No. 1, pp. 2-12. https://doi.org/10.1108/WJSTSD-03-2017-0007

WJSTSD V15 N1 2018 Gonel_Akinci.pdf
WJSTSD V15 N1 2018 Gonel_Akinci.pdf
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