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ICTs for a Sustainable World #ICT4SDG

Goal 12. Sustainable consumption & production

ICTs for a Sustainable World

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Responsible Consumption and Production


ICTs and responsible consumption and production are linked in two ways: increased dematerialization and virtualization as well as innovative ICT applications enabling sustainable production and consumption. Cloud computing, smart grids, smart metering, and reduced energy consumption of ICTs all have a positive impact on reducing our consumption. However, ICTs themselves require energy consumption. Therefore, effective policies are needed to ensure the negative impacts of ICTs, such as e-waste, are minimized.​


Case study – Thailand

 

Sound Bite

"Only when the last tree has been cut down, the last fish caught, the last river poisoned; only then will we realize that one cannot eat money."

 
Native American Saying

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