Would you give up your car and instead subscribe to a car sharing service? I got this question a few months ago from a friend living in Paris. My initial reaction was no. I like the fact that my car is my own and that it is accessible where, and when, I want it. But [...]
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Last week, I had the good fortune to visit a true gem on the Adriatic Sea: Think turquoise water, green islands and a fascinating old town. The wall of the fire station just next to my rented apartment, however, proved to be in stark contrast to all this beauty. It was covered in bullet holes, [...]
The inaugural New Cities Summit in Paris is well under way. The organizers have successfully gathered about 800 participants from 60 different countries. The Mayors of Vancouver, Canada and of Liverpool, UK are mingling with representatives from academia like theoretical physicist Geoffrey West, Distinguished Professor and Past President at the Santa Fe Institute in New [...]
I am excited to be here at the New Cities Summit in Paris. The event, which runs from May 14–16, brings together global urban thought leaders and decision makers to discuss the impacts of urbanization.
This week, I attended the Stockholm+40 – Partnership Forum for Sustainable Development conference.
Over three days, April 23-25, the business sector, civil society, researchers, decision-makers and young people shared their perspectives on what we can do to achieve solutions in the areas of sustainable innovation, production and living. These three areas are of fundamental importance for [...]
People are moving from the countryside to cities all over the world.
For the first time in history, the number of people living in cities is greater than the number living in rural areas, with more than1,900 people moving to the city every hour.
COP 17 in Durban is now over, but the winners of the Transformative Step of the Day initiative made a lasting impression towards a low carbon economy. It’s been quite a journey – one I’d like to share with you today.
On Tuesday, Ericsson and Vivo were recognized for leveraging technology to mitigate climate change by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) for the connected bus project in Curitiba, Brazil. It was an important recognition of the way technology can transform the way we live.
At the very heart of the response to climate change lies the need to reduce carbon emissions. Ericsson is at The United Nations Climate Change conference (COP 17/CMP 7) now on in Durban, South Africa, presenting the transformational power of broadband infrastructure to address these issues.