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Category: Climate change

Comments Off on ICT impact on CO2 emissions – a macro perspective

The threat of climate change is one of the greatest challenges of our time. To reach the Paris Agreement targets, PWC estimates that the world economy must reduce its carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e) emissions per dollar of income by 6.3% per year until year 2100. At the same time, ICT has drastically changed the way….

Comments Off on Ambitious climate action without carbon compensation

Ericsson’s sustainability team recently received a proposal from an engaged employee who suggested that we should compensate for the climate impact of our business travel. At Ericsson, we believe that all measures that reduce CO2 are important, and we know that many companies use carbon compensation as part of their efforts to reduce CO2 and….

Comments Off on Stepping up and taking climate change action

Even if one hot summer doesn’t prove climate change is happening, we can all be sure that the signs are there and we can expect more extreme weather and a warmer future. One of this year’s key meetings on this topic is the Global Climate Action Summit (GCAS), which is taking place September 12 to….

Comments Off on Ericsson@World Water Week – showing how the IoT solves real-world issues

World Water Week is the annual focal point for the globe’s water issues, closely aligned with Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) #6 (Water). Experts, practitioners, decision makers, business innovators and young professionals from a range of sectors and countries come to Stockholm to network, exchange ideas, foster new thinking and develop solutions to the most pressing….

Comments Off on Promoting the Carbon Law at the “Davos of Sweden”

As a member of the sustainability research team at Ericsson for the past several years, I have become increasingly aware of the fact that certain characteristics of my home country, Sweden, make it a great place to explore the role of ICT in moving societies towards a more sustainable future. Sweden scores well in terms….

Comments Off on SDGs generate new business opportunities

I recently attended the High Level Sustainable Development Goals Business Conference in Sarajevo, which focused on the topic of how businesses can contribute to the achievement of the SDGs. The conference was organized by the UN Office and the Swedish Embassy in Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Ericsson was one of a few Swedish companies invited….

  Together with Future Earth, the UK Science and Innovation Network, TNO, WWF (World Wide Fund for Nature) and inno4sd.net, Ericsson co-hosted a two-day workshop in Stockholm last week on the topic of exponential climate action for cities. The purpose was to bring leading researchers, tech companies, innovators, international organizations (including the World Bank) and….

Ericsson is one of several partners that have been working together with the Swedish city of Gothenburg for the past 15 months on the Fossil-free Energy Districts (FED) project. The purpose of the project is to develop an innovative district-level energy system that integrates electric power, heating and cooling in an effort to reduce overall energy….

Jan Eliasson, the former Deputy Secretary General of the UN, spoke in Stockholm recently about the Sustainable Development agenda, saying that no single entity can tackle global challenges alone, whether it’s a company, government or international organization. He added that the Global Goals help to galvanize collective action, and partnership is the new leadership. I’ve….

Last week I attended COP 23, the international climate meeting convened annually by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). One of the main concerns this year was the fact that the latest studies show that after several years of stable, flat development, greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions recently rose by 2 percentage points…..