Docent lecture: ICT for sustainability – which are the environmental impacts of ICT?
Welcome to Åsa Moberg's docent lecture 10 December 2014.
ICT for sustainability – which are the environmental impacts of ICT?
Information and communication technology (ICT) is increasingly used for various purposes throughout society. There is potential for ICT solutions to support sustainable development in various ways, e.g. substituting for paper products and avoiding travel. However, the technology and its use may also lead to negative effects. In this lecture both potential negative and potential positive impacts related to ICT will be presented, mainly based on results from life cycle assessments where impacts related to raw material extraction, production, use and waste management have been assessed. The focus will be on environmental aspects but social aspects will also be addressed to some extent.
Chairman: Professor Henrik Artman, Department of Media Technology and Interaction Design
Teacher representative: Docent Maria Börjesson, Department of Transport Science
Student representative: PhD student Alexander Jacob, Department of Urban planning and Environment
The lecture will be held: Wednesday 10 December 2014, 10.00, at lecture room L22; Drottning Kristinas väg 30, KTH Campus.