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.

Digitization and sustainable consumption

"Digitization and sustainable consumption" - Mattias Höjer, Åsa Moberg and Greger Henriksson on today's DN Debatt in relation to the release of their new report at the Environmental Protection Agency.

Society is being digitised in the sense that Information and Communication Technology (ICT) is increasingly affecting all sectors. Sweden has an IT policy objective that states, the country will be the best in the world at utilising opportunities for digitisation. But neither the Swedish nor the European digital agenda have any particular connection to sustainable consumption, and they have limited links to environmental issues overall. What do the opportunities for digitisation for sustainable consumption look like?

Here is the excess capacity in the urban transport system

There is surprisingly good availability of free traffic space in Stockholm according to a report from CESC, Centre for Sustainable Communications, developed on behalf of the Swedish Transport Administration.

Cars are in average parked 96 percent of the time and have an excess capacity on average of 3.8 passengers when in use. In addition the traffic congestions occur only on a very small part of the road network. This paper shows, in contrast to what is customary, the idle capacity in urban traffic and how it could be utilized differently.

Read more about the paper here (In Swedish)

Debate article on how traffic queues could disappear without expensive road constructions.

There are startling large free resources in urban traffic and a marginal change in the use of vehicles, roads and tracks could allow the movements of people and goods in cities such as Stockholm, Gothenburg and Malmö/Copenhagen to multiply without major investments, according to Anna Kramers and Anders Gullberg, both researchers at CESC, in a recent debate article in Dagens Nyheter.

CESC researchers at DN debate: "Så kan köerna försvinna utan dyra vägbyggen " (in Swedish)

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