CESC - Centre for Sustainable Communications

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.

Trend break: Increased data traffic, decreased energy use

In recent years, the use of Internet has increased rapidly and there has been a close connection between the increase and the associated consumption of energy and CO2-emissions. A new paper from Centre for Sustainable Communications (CESC) at KTH now shows an important trend break. More info (in Swedish) here

Three CESC papers nominated as "best paper award" at ICT4S

This week a conference about how ICT can be used to support a sustainable development is being held in Amsterdam, ICT4S. Three CESC papers have been nominated to "Best paper award". One about smart sustainable cities, one questioning the sustainability  of a new screen technology called OLED and one about a revolutionary trend break regarding the energy and CO2-footprint of the IT-sector.

The articles can be found here: 

The energy and carbon footprint of the ICT and E&M sector in Sweden 1990-2015 and beyond

Smart City Planning and Environmental Aspects: Lessons from Seven Cities

Designing for sustainability: Breakthrough or suboptimisation?

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  article

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:  2016.ict4s.org

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).

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