Green education supported by Ericsson
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Green education supported by Ericsson

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In an address, Elaine Weidman, Vice President of Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility at Ericsson shared that government need to understands that there has to be made a conscious effort to disseminate the knowledge on how ICT solutions can contribute to the reduction of CO2 emissions. According to her there is a need to outreach governments and policy makers for the same. This lobbying of governments needs to be accompanied by a widespread promotion of products and services in real-world scenarios, in order to demonstrate the results that can be achieved. This dialogue with government is not straightforward, however, due to the cross-disciplinary nature of technology and the environment.

The ICT sector itself has its house relatively in order in terms of emissions, accounting for just two percent of the total. However, the technology sector can also play a significant role in reducing emissions from other sectors, without hampering the potential for future growth

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