Across every sector of society, mobility, broadband and the cloud are transforming industries, paving the way towards a low-carbon economy. We see potential for ICT solutions to help reduce GHG emissions by up to 15% by 2030 (Ericsson Mobility Report, November 2015). Along with energy savings, ICT can help reduce the negative impacts of urbanization such as traffic congestion. Our offerings focus on key industries, such as utilities and transport, where we can leverage our technology leadership in our core business.

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Sustainable cities on the rise

Ericsson is working with cities worldwide on ICT-enabled solutions within transport, energy, public safety and emergency response, and more. In 2013, we announced that we will enter a three-year collaboration with UN Habitat.

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Smart Solutions

Energy production and use account for two-thirds of the world's GHG emissions (OECD/IEA, 2015). The utilities industry faces huge demand to address energy efficiency and greater sustainability.

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UN-Habitat Partnership

Our ongoing collaboration with UN-Habitat, the UN agency tasked with creating a better urban future, explores how ICT-enabled solutions for cities can drive progress toward SDG 11, Sustainable Cities and Communities. In joint research and projects, we seek to provide insights to support international processes and assist decision makers to design clear policies and implement tools around ICT's role in sustainable urbanization, including water, urban planning and citizen participation.

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Life Cycle Approach Reduces Carbon Emissions

Our objective is to improve our environmental performance throughout the value chain, with a particular focus on reducing energy use and Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions. We apply a life-cycle model to environmental management as part of a circular economy approach.