The Centre for Sustainable Communications is an interdisciplinary research environment, situated at KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm. It provides a forum for knowledge exchange and collaboration between industry, the public sector and research. Together with its partners, CESC conducts innovative research on ICT for sustainability aiming to contribute to a change of society in a sustainable direction.
New report ranks cities based on ICT maturity and performance in sustainable development
Ericsson, one of CESC's partners, has released a report that ranks cities based on ICT maturity and their performance in sustainable urban development. “I like that Ericsson has included the city boundaries concept in
'the 2016 edition of the Networked Society City Index', says Mattias Höjer, Director of CESC, who shares his thoughts about it in this interesting
CESC goes to Almedalen...
... to highlight how digitalization can support sustainable development. Are you going as well? Join our morning seminars at Donners Brasserie, arranged with the Swedish Society for Nature Conservation! More information
6/7 at 9:00-9:40 Environmental policy-making and digitalization – opportunities and threats
7/7 kl 9:00-9:40 Digitalized sharing – for the sake of the environment?
ICT4S 4:th International Conference on ICT for Sustainability
This year's ICT4S conference is held in Amsterdam between Aug 29:th and Sep 1:st. CESC contributes with no less than 8 papers. Covering subjects from life cycle assessment of smart phones, to next generation screens, smart city planning and green house gas benefits induced by ICT. To name a few. Remember to register! All information here:
CESC research leads to Mistra-programme on how digitalisation can support fossil-free mobility services
CESC has conducted research on sustainable mobility services and transports for several years. The former TRACS project about advanced integrated travel planners financed by Vinnova is one example. In a new MISTRA-financed programme on fossil-free mobility services, CESC's work will now be further developed together with several other groups at KTH (FMS, ITRL), VTI and other partners, see KTH's press release
here (currently only in Swedish).
At the end of April, Kerry Hinton visited and held two interesting seminars about the environmental impact of IT. The first lecture was held at KTH Dome of Visions and was titled “Case studies in energy consumption of Internet services".
The second lecture "A Survey of Internet Energy Efficiency Metrics" was held at Wireless@kth/EIT Digital co-location centre, Electrum in Kista.
Read more about them and access related publications.
The emergence of the digital economy and the need to drastically cut greenhouse gas emissions are changing the way we live and work, faster than ever before. These megatrends have given rise to numerous smart city initiatives that aim to lead cities into carbon neutral future with smart use of digital technology.