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Climate action

ICT has a unique potential to enable other industrial sectors to move towards the low-carbon economy that will be central to meeting the SDGs. According to Ericsson research, ICT solutions could help to reduce GHG emissions by up to 15 percent by 2030, amounting to around ten gigatonnes of CO2e—more than the current carbon footprint of the EU and US combined. However, ICT must be implemented with the intention to address climate change, to measure carbon reduction progress and to support decision makers to take the correct measures.

According to Ericsson research, ICT solutions could help to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by up to 15 percent by 2030. Proactive management of issues relating to energy, environment and climate action is a core component of our company strategy and corporate culture. We leverage our circular economy approach to continuously improve both energy use in our own operations and energy performance in our products, and to minimize negative environmental and climate impacts. We are committed to working together with other companies, governments, and international organizations to combat climate change.

ICT has a unique potential to enable other industrial sectors to move towards the low-carbon economy that will be central to meeting the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). However, ICT must be implemented with the intention to address climate change, to measure carbon reduction progress and to support decision makers to take the correct measures.

Public-private partnerships

At Ericsson, we believe that public-private partnerships have a crucial role to play in addressing climate change. As an industry leader we engage in public­private partnerships to advance shared aims and visions, we strongly advocate for the message that ICT can help shape more sustainable societies. Since ICT is a carbon-lean sector that accounts for less than 2% of global CO2 emissions, we advocate for ICT-based solutions as a viable means for cities and countries to reduce their carbon footprints, see examples here.

Science Based Targets initiative

In 2017 we bolstered our commitment to the Paris Climate Agreement by joining the Science Based Targets initiative, which aims to reduce the carbon footprint by 35% in 2022 compared to 2016.

ICT Sector

Several recent studies indicate that the massive growth in data traffic in Information and Communication Technology networks in the last years has not resulted in equivalent growth in the energy-related carbon footprint of the networks.

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Climate action

We are committed to working together with other companies, governments, and international organizations to combat climate change, where Ericsson’s strategy includes our strong support for the Paris Climate Agreement of 2016.

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Internet of Things

Mobile broadband set the stage for ICT-enabled solutions, such as Internet of Things, across the economy. Such solutions are being applied to the challenge of sustainable urbanization and climate change, helping to build climate resilience.

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