SMARTer2030 – Contributing to climate protection
State-of-the-art information and communications technology (ICT) makes life easier and encourages sustainable development. These were the findings of the SMARTer2030 study published by the Global e-Sustainability Initiative (GeSI). The study essentially shows that ICT products and services can provide extensive environmental, economic and social benefits.
In many industries, ICT makes it possible to develop innovative business models that are more resource- and cost-efficient, improve services and tap new sources of financial success. According to GeSI, not only could global CO2 emissions be reduced by up to 20 percent by 2030, macroeconomic profits of up to 11 billion euros could be generated as well. The study also predicts an increase in crop yields thanks to ICT.