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SDG 14: Life below water

SDG 14: "Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development". As the fastest and largest global technology uptake in history, mobile broadband has the potential to positively impact all of the 17 SDGs. While there are considerable challenges to be tackled in achieving this ambitious agenda, the examples of our products, services and solutions demonstrate the role ICT can play in accelerating the achievement of the Global Goals.

ICT's role in reaching this goal

Goal 14 - Life below water

Mobile sensors and IoT can be a powerful enablers for monitoring the state of the planet, for example, terrestrial ecosystems, desertification, rainforests, and flooding. ICT can contribute to the monitoring of water flows, rain, snow, and winds, and provide more effective early-warning systems to protect species and fragile land areas. Mobile phones and sensors are also being used to track poaching and trafficking of protected species as well as natural heritage. ICT plays a key role in supporting to raise people's awareness of their environmental influence.

“The goal of the city of Stockholm is to reach the vision of a Stockholm for all: a democratic, economically, ecologically and socially sustainable Stockholm. Digital Demo Stockholm is an important initiative for us to be able to reach that goal”.

– Karin Wanngård, Mayor of Stockholm

ICT solutions making an impact

Water monitoring networks, Scandinavia

Water monitoring networks, Scandinavia

This public-private partnership led to an end-to-end solution that sources and distributes water, as well as handling sewage and stormwater. It includes real-time monitoring of the water status, early warning and predictability functions. As a result, water status knowledge for short and long-term analysis improved, and risks and OPEX for crisis handling and mitigation efforts decreased.

Connected mangroves

Connected mangroves

Ericsson commemorated its 50th year in Malaysia with the launch of the Connected Mangroves initiative that uses ICT to improve the productivity and sustainability of agriculture in the country. Malaysian mangrove conditions are monitored in real-time, enabling better management of new sapling growth by combining mobile, IoT and cloud technologies.

2x increase in mangroves survival rate.