Through the years, our Technology for Good blog has highlighted a number of smart sustainable initiatives which Ericsson is involved in to monitor environmental and climate changes, provide safer drinking water and help build smarter cities. Some of these projects in particular, such as microwave-based rain monitoring, are examples of how we can use data….
Last June was the wettest on record in the Netherlands, with more than 200mm of rain. At the same time, it was also the hottest June ever globally. This is a clear sign of the changing climate. The average temperature on Earth is 1.3C higher than it was 30 years ago. And experts say that….
Last weekend, my family and I celebrated the ancient Midsummer holiday just like the majority of Swedes. And just like many Stockholmers, we left the city in favor of traditional Swedish feasts in the beautiful nature Swedish countryside. Once we arrived, my daughter commented on the fresh air, the absence of traffic and all the….
The latest Ericsson Mobility Report summarizes a research paper Ericsson has published that shows ICT solutions could help reduce global GHG emissions by up to 15 percent by 2030, which amounts to around 10 gigatonnes of carbon dioxide equivalents (CO2e), more than the current carbon footprint of the EU and US combined.
There are two natural questions when it comes to ICT and how it can reduce global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The first is: “What is the carbon footprint of the ICT sector?” and the second is “How can ICT be designed and used to lower GHG emissions, not only in the ICT sector itself but….
Each year, Earth Day – April 22 – marks the anniversary of the birth of the modern environmental movement in 1970. It is now the 46th anniversary of a movement that continues to inspire, challenge ideas, ignite passion, and motivate people to action.
Twenty years ago I presented the results from my first study at Ericsson as a new employee. I showed that burning of fossil fuels to produce electricity to run our products (which are in operation more or less 24/7 over their lifetime) was the major environmental impact for our telecom products. Some people in the….
Last week I attended the Sustainability Summit in London, organized by The Economist. The event carried the Darwinist subtitle “Adapt or Die”, to express the urgency in taking measures against climate change.
Earth Hour started in 2007 in Australia with the a goal to unite people to raise awareness of the fight against climate change and to protect the planet. Since then it has grown more than 7,000 cities and towns worldwide, as well as huge numbers of companies and individual households. On March 19, millions of….
From a sustainability perspective, 2015 was a historic year, and two main developments stand out on the macro level: the passage of the Global Goals in September and the global climate agreement in December, both of which should surely steer the world on a more sustainable pathway. And according to the World Bank, for the….