Johanna Pohl

Johanna is a researcher at TU Berlin, focusing on environmental effects of ICT-based services, socio-ecological transformation, and sustainable digitalisation.

Just in time for the Bits & Bäume 2022, she will publish the brand new report "DIGITAL RESET. REDIRECTING TECHNOLOGIES FOR THE DEEP SUSTAINABILITY TRANSFORMATION" together with 15 other international experts. This report is the outcome of a two-year science-policy dialogue ( and presents a comprehensive analysis of opportunities, risks, governance options and specific policies how to make digitalization work for social and environmental sustainability.


New Report: "DIGITAL RESET. Redirecting Tech for the Deep Sustainability Transformation" (EN)
Johanna Pohl, Tilman Santarius, Steffen Lange, Angelika Hilbeck, Dorothea Kleine, hugues ferreboeuf, Mattias Höjer, Lorenz Hilty, Philipp Staab, Marianne Ryghaug

Presentation & discussion of the new report "DIGITAL RESET."

In this report we argue that digitalization, in its current and mainstream form, is rather aggravating than solving many of the pressing social and environmental crises and show how to reconceptualize digitalization so that it can support the quest for a deep sustainability transformation.

Digitalisation, Environmental and Climate Protection
Smart Living- Nachhaltig, gerecht, selbstbestimmt!?
Friederike Hildebrandt, Irmela Colaço, Johanna Pohl, Friederike Rohde, Luise Körner

Fishbowl zu Smart Home und dem (Zusammen)-Leben mit digitaler Technik.
Der BUND stellt sein Impulspapier „Smart Living- Nachhaltig, gerecht, selbstbestimmt?“ vor und diskutiert mit Forscherinnen des IÖW & der TU Berlin Zukunftsfähigkeit, Risiken und Möglichkeiten des digitalen Zuhauses. Teilnehmende sind eingeladen eigene Erfahrungen und politische Forderungen in die Diskussion einzubringen.

Tech Design, Power Relations and Ownership
Community Meetup - Bits & Bäume goes international! (EN)
Johanna Pohl, Steffen Lange, Tilman Santarius, Angelika Hilbeck, hugues ferreboeuf, Mattias Höjer, Lorenz Hilty, Dorothea Kleine, Philipp Staab

Are you working on or are interested in issues around sustainable digitalization beyond your national borders? In that case we are the perfect match for you! In our international meetup we will hold a space for networking, hearing about your ideas, projects and experiences and share our experiences from the two-year European dialogue project "Digitalisation for Sustainability (D4S)".

Digitalisation, Environmental and Climate Protection
Information booth - Department Sustainable Digitalization @ TU Berlin // ECDF // Hot and Cool Institute
Maike Gossen, Johanna Pohl, Tilman Santarius, Patricia Jankowski, Lewis Akenji, Jens Bergener

Come and get to know the Department of Sustainable Digitalization @ TU Berlin, the Einstein Center Digital Future (ECDF) and Hot and Cool Institute.

'Hot or Cool Institute' - let's discuss climate protection, research, policies, 1.5-Degree Lifestyles

Forum & Culture
Forum (zeitunabhängig)