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Considerations for macro-level studies of ICT´ s enablement potential
Ericsson Research, Ericsson AB Stockholm, Sweden.
Ericsson Research, Ericsson AB Stockholm, Sweden.
Ericsson Research, Ericsson AB Stockholm, Sweden.
Ericsson Research, Ericsson AB Stockholm, Sweden.
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2014 (English)Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This paper explores how companies and other stakeholders could assess the macro-level enabling potential of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT), in other words, the ability of ICT to reduce the negative sustainability impact of other industry sectors at a society level, and identifies some important considerations for such assessments including impact trends, addressable emissions, boundary setting and ICT solution categories of particular interest.  To illustrate the complexity of performing macro-level estimates of ICT’s enabling potential, this paper also discusses the 2020 enabling potential proposed by GeSI in their SMARTer2020 report. In addition, it investigates how organizations present GHG emissions reductions in different sectors where such reductions have already been achieved and finds that the claimed GHG emission reductions and energy savings would often need more details on calculations, methodology and background data.

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2014. 179-188 p.
, Advances in Computer Science Research, ISSN 2352-538X
Keyword [en]
ICT, ICT solution, networked society, enabling potential, macro-level, GHG emissions reductions
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Other Environmental Engineering
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-148442DOI: 10.2991/ict4s-14.2014.22ISBN: 978-94-62520-22-6OAI: diva2:736609
2nd International Conference on ICT for Sustainability (ICT4S 2014)

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Available from: 2014-08-07 Created: 2014-08-07 Last updated: 2015-04-10Bibliographically approved

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