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Exploring the effects of ICT solutions on GHG emissions in 2030

Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) are expected to have a great potential to reduce the GHG emissions across society, however limited data on actual reductions have been published so far.

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Based on available data on real GHG emission reductions realized by different ICT solutions, this paper explores the possible reductions globally within a 2030 timeframe. An average of the future scenarios for 2030 made by United Nation’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has been modified by applying GHG reduction potentials for different ICT solutions in sectors like energy, buildings, travel and transport. In addition, a comparison with the SMARTer2020 forecast is included.


Jens Malmodin, Pernilla Bergmark.

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Published in the proceedings of the EnviroInfo & ICT4S 2015. doi:10.2991/ict4s-env-15.2015.5.

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