Sustainable Development Goals, a UN initiative, is a list of 17 goals for the next 15 years to attain a sustainable future. IT is instrumental in achieving these goals. Accenture and GeSI’s report shows us how digital solutions are indispensible to all 17 SDGs.
Smart agriculture includes the deployment of optimized farm management; precision agriculture, such as use of IoT, soil sensors, and integrated real-time weather information; and traceability and tracking systems. This will increase agricultural productivity while reducing the need for scarce resources such as water.
With IT solutions in remote diagnostics videoconferencing, electronic data storage, augmented reality, wearables, biosensors, personalized medicine, and DNA sequencing, the goal of providing easily accessible, affordable, and better quality healthcare becomes realistic.
Solutions like videoconferencing, advanced data analytics, Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC), open community platforms, augmented reality, gamification, and voice recognition software can provide children with accessible and affordable high quality education.
Smart energy solutions include smart grid, smart appliances, energy storage, predictive analytics, sensors, and demand response technology. They can improve energy efficiency and provide access to more affordable energy.
Connectivity includes providing fixed or mobile access and Internet to everyone. Solutions like augmented reality, cloud-based platforms, telecommuting, and virtual business meetings can help achieve the goals of e-work. These will boost growth and help decouple it from resource consumption.
Smart manufacturing includes industrial IoT, data analytics, cloud computing, and drones. In addition, smart logistics includes IoT connected vehicles, load units, products and machines; augmented reality; and digital warehouses. These solutions will boost efficient and innovative supply, production and delivery of goods.
Smart city mobility includes mobile ride sharing, driverless transportation, and connected infrastructure. Moreover, smart buildings includes alarm management, big data analytics, smart metering, and IoT sensors. They will reduce resource consumption, improve energy efficiency and reduce air pollution.