Digital Environmental Governance — Interview #3

Sustainability Assurance and the Programming of Environmental Governance: An Interview with Sake Kruk

Sake Kruk shares his research on how digital technologies are increasingly being used to assure sustainable food production. We explore how technology shapes the ways environmental issues are framed from the outset, how specific sustainability objectives are set, and the types of interventions and actions that are promoted. He lays out a series of questions that policy-makers, decision-makers, and the public should ask whenever digital technologies are deployed for environmental governance.

Interviewer: Aidan Smith, Research Fellow at the Center for Law, Energy, and the Environment, University of California, Berkeley

Interviewee: Sake Kruk, PhD researcher at the Environmental Policy Group at Wageningen University

Summary article: “Technology’s Role in Governing Sustainable Food Systems: Digitalization is altering how we understand the environment and act upon issues of sustainability.”



Read the interview transcript here.