The Arctic in particular is severely affected by climate change. According to the SMARTer2030 study published by the Global e-Sustainability Initiative in 2015, using information and telecommunications technologies can help prevent a global increase in CO2 emissions. That means that CO2 emissions can be reduced by 12 billion tons by 2030 in comparison with carrying on as we are now. That is the equivalent of almost 20 percent of global emissions.
Around 247 billion e-mails are sent worldwide every day. Studies suggest that roughly 80 percent of those e-mails are spam – i.e., e-mails that consist of unwanted advertising.
In 2016, T-Systems South Africa developed a smart water meter, which measures how much water is taken from a well or discharged from a water treatment facility. The system also allows leaks to be pinpointed and eliminated faster.
The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is the UN's largest consulting project. More than 7 million people were surveyed for the project. On September 25, 2015, the United Nations adopted the 2030 Agenda along with 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Robots have replaced teachers in some classrooms in South Korea. But the robot is remote-controlled from the Philippines by a real, human teacher. That way he can teach students English without an accent. Good morning, Mr. Robot!