Proceedings of the 2014 conference ICT for Sustainability

Considerations for macro-level studies of ICT´s enablement potential

Authors
Jens Malmodin, Pernilla Bergmark, Nina Lövehagen, Mine Ercan, Anna Bondesson
Corresponding Author
Jens Malmodin
Available Online August 2014.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/ict4s-14.2014.22How to use a DOI?
Keywords
ICT, ICT solution, networked society, enabling potential, macro-level, GHG emissions reductions
Abstract
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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Proceedings
ICT for Sustainability 2014 (ICT4S-14)
Part of series
Advances in Computer Science Research
Publication Date
August 2014
ISBN
978-94-62520-22-6
ISSN
2352-538X
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/ict4s-14.2014.22How to use a DOI?
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license.

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