As we collates observations from the real-world deployment of eight key emerging technologies in tackling climate change: artificial intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IoT), 5G, clean energy technology, digital twins, robotics, Space 2.0 technologies, as well as digitalization and Big Data within cities and urban regions Industries are undergoing definitive transitions toward a more digitized, de-carbonized and resource-efficient industrial future.
We all know that information and communications technologies (ICTs) have revolutionized our world… ICTs are also very vital to confronting the problems we face as a planet: the threat of climate change…Indeed ICTs are part of the solution. Already these technologies are being used to cut emissions and help countries adapt to the effects of climate change…Governments and industries that embrace a strategy of green growth will be environmental champions and economic leaders in the twenty-first century. – Ban Ki-moon
Adaptation involves taking action to tolerate the effects of climate change on a local or country level. Examples include remote sensing for monitoring of natural disasters such as earthquakes and tidal waves, and improved communications to help deal with natural disasters more effectively.
ICTs in general, and radio-based remote sensors in particular, are already the main tools for environmental observation, climate monitoring and climate change prediction on a global basis. The modern disaster prediction, detection and early warning systems based on the use of ICTs are essential for saving lives and should be proliferated in developing countries. ICTs are making available vital information on the changing environment to the mass population who need information and education to help sustain basic needs such as food and water. Ideally, this would be achieved through green technologies such as mobile devices and base stations powered by solar energy.