Considerations for macro-level studies of ICT´s enablement potential
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- ICT, ICT solution, networked society, enabling potential, macro-level, GHG emissions reductions
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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TY - CONF AU - Jens Malmodin AU - Pernilla Bergmark AU - Nina Lövehagen AU - Mine Ercan AU - Anna Bondesson PY - 2014/08 DA - 2014/08 TI - Considerations for macro-level studies of ICT´s enablement potential BT - Proceedings of the 2014 conference ICT for Sustainability PB - Atlantis Press SP - 179 EP - 188 SN - 2352-538X UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/ict4s-14.2014.22 DO - https://doi.org/10.2991/ict4s-14.2014.22 ID - Malmodin2014/08 ER -