Cycle E-Sufficiency webinar #3: digital sufficiency

Overconsumption – of energy and materials – have devastating effects on climate and the environment.  It is urgent to start consuming less and better, in line with the concept of energy sufficiency.

Enshrined in the French Energy Transition Bill of 2015, the concept of energy sufficiency is still largely unknown and misunderstood at the European level. According to Environmental Change Institute, “Energy sufficiency is a state in which people’s basic needs for energy services are met equitably and ecological limits are respected.” (Darby and Fawcett, 2018). Energy sufficiency goes beyond energy efficiency: it’s about having enough but not using too much. It’s about doing things differently; about living well, within the limits (

As part of its energy transition Vice-Presidency, AREC IDF is organising with FEDARENE a series of webinars on energy sufficiency in Europe:

  • Energy sufficiency: consumers and buildings – 3 November
  • Energy sufficiency: mobility and public space – 9 December
  • Energy sufficiency: digital sufficiency – 8 January

All taking place from 10:30 to 12:00 CET.

On the agenda: good practices from FEDARENE members on energy sobriety/sufficiency, feedback from European projects and discussions on the different visions of sobriety in Europe.

The webinars will be held in English.

Join our third energy sufficiency webinar and discover how to apply this concept to the digital field! How can we reduce our energy consumption related to our digital activities? How can we use the digital to better consume energy? These are the questions we will address during the webinar.


  • Introduction by Marie-Laure Falque Masset, AREC Île-de-France (FR)
  • Energy consumption and demand needs for our digital economy by Benny McDonagh​, Limerick Institute of Technology (IE)
  • Rebound effect : how to drive IT towards sobriety? by Xavier Verne, The SHIFT project (FR)
  • How green is your IT? by Bela Loto, Point de M.I.R - House of Responsible Computing (FR)
  • MOtivating end-users Behavioral change by ICT tools and modular Information services by Ana Tisov, Huygen (NL)
  • Q&A session


Register through FEDARENE's website (bottom of the page)

Friday, January 8, 2021
To be confirmed