Tech for a Better Planet: Perspectives from the ClimateTech team
Wednesday 18 August, 2021 | blog | Blog | Climate | ClimateTech | Global | Mobile for Development
On 5 August it was a privilege to take part in the Tech for a Better Planet symposium, which was co-organised by Huawei and IUCN, and supported by the ITU. The online event was held in recognition that there is an urgent need for innovative digital solutions to address the ...
Exploring the use of mobile technology in participatory forest management
Friday 9 July, 2021 | Africa | Blog | blog | Climate | ClimateTech | Kenya | Mobile for Development | Mobile for Development | Natural resource management
Forests play a crucial role in stabilising our climate by regulating ecosystems, protecting biodiversity, absorbing carbon, and reducing soil erosion. However, forests and forest-related livelihoods remain under threat from deforestation and forest degradation: 290 million ...
Catalysing Digital Innovation in Plastics and Waste Management: The GSMA Innovation Fund for Digital Urban Services
Wednesday 16 June, 2021 | Africa | Asia Pacific | Blog | blog | Circular economy | Climate | ClimateTech | Digital Utilities | Innovation Fund | Innovation fund and grants | Mobile for Development
The world currently produces over 2 billion tonnes of solid waste every year, according to the World Bank, and by 2050 this is expected to increase to 3.4 billion tonnes. Around 12 per cent of our waste is made out of plastic – one of the world’s least-perfect recyclable ...
The Renewable Energy Dashboard
Thursday 3 June, 2021 | Blog | blog | Climate | ClimateTech | Energy | Global | Global | Mobile for Development | Resource
We are pleased to announce the launch of the GSMA ClimateTech Renewable Energy Dashboard. In this blog we will answer some frequently asked questions about the Dashboard, explaining what it is and how you can use it in your work. What is the Renewable Energy Dashboard? The ...
Announcing the launch of the GSMA Innovation Fund for Digital Urban Services
Monday 17 May, 2021 | Africa | Blog | blog | ClimateTech | Digital Utilities | East Asia and Pacific | South Asia
This week the GSMA announced the launch of the GSMA Innovation Fund for Digital Urban Services funded by the UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO). Urban services such as plastics and waste management, energy, water, and sanitation are essential to ...
How TowerCos are tackling increasing cell site power demands using energy efficiency, mini-grids and renewable energy solutions
Thursday 6 May, 2021 | Blog | blog | ClimateTech | Energy
The first and the second blogs of our renewable energy series, focused on how ecosystem players and MNOs are using renewable energy (RE) solutions to overcome technical and geographic challenges, expand networks into unconnected areas and lighten operator balance sheets. For ...
Digital Dividends in Plastic Recycling
Thursday 22 April, 2021 | Africa | Asia Pacific | Blog | blog | Circular economy | Climate | ClimateTech | East Asia and Pacific | Mobile for Development | South Asia | Sub-Saharan Africa
Plastic is an integral and valuable part of the global economy, and is used in thousands of products that add comfort, convenience and safety to our everyday lives. It supports innovation in medicine, lightens cars and airplanes (saving fuel and, therefore, emissions), ...
Combating climate change with mobile and digital technologies
Thursday 1 April, 2021 | Blog | blog | Climate | ClimateTech | Global
In November, the UK hosts COP26 in Glasgow. We will seek to accelerate action to reduce emissions, strengthen adaptation and resilience to the impacts of climate change, scale up means of implementation, protect and restore nature, and empower inclusive action. ...
How renewable energy solutions are helping mobile operators reduce emissions and support remote communities
Monday 22 March, 2021 | blog | Blog | ClimateTech | Latin America & the Caribbean
The need for cleaner energy generation is clear. Published in September 2020, GSMA’s report, Renewable Energy for Mobile Towers estimates that emissions from off-grid and bad-grid mobile towers were responsible for 3 per cent of the mobile industry’s CO2 emissions or around ...
Forests and livelihoods: Sustaining People and Planet
Wednesday 3 March, 2021 | blog | Blog | ClimateTech | Global | Global
Today marks World Wildlife Day, this year it’s a day to highlight the central role of forests, forest-species and ecosystem services in sustaining the livelihoods of hundreds of millions of people globally. Halting and reversing deforestation delivers a cost-effective and ...
The growth of renewable energy for mobile towers: The role of eco-system players and innovative technology
Wednesday 3 February, 2021 | Blog | blog | ClimateTech | Energy
At the end of 2020 GSMA CleanTech published ‘Renewable Energy for Mobile Towers’, a report that examined the current state of the mobile tower industry, how it has changed over recent years, and the barriers that still need to be overcome before the majority of off-grid and ...
Introducing the new GSMA CleanTech video on ‘Renewable Energy for Mobile Towers’
Tuesday 19 January, 2021 | Bangladesh | Blog | blog | ClimateTech | Democratic Republic of Congo | Energy | Fiji | Latin America & the Caribbean | Mali | Mobile for Development | Mobile for Development | Myanmar | Peru | South Asia | Sub-Saharan Africa | Uganda
In September 2020 at GSMA Thrive Africa, the GSMA CleanTech programme published a report on renewable energy – ‘Renewable Energy for Mobile Towers’. This short video summarises the key trends highlighted in the report. As the industry implements strategies to achieve net ...
Lessons learnt from MNO e-waste management efforts across Asia and Africa
Exploring Orange’s e-waste management initiatives
Thursday 24 September, 2020 | Africa | Blog | blog | Circular economy | ClimateTech | E-waste series | Egypt | Uncategorized
After a short pause, we wrap-up our blog series on MNO led e-waste management efforts with a project from Orange Egypt. In this blog we will explore how Orange’s e-waste management efforts are integrated into their overall environment management system (EMS) and also linked ...
Tackling E-waste in Sri Lanka with Dialog
Monday 6 July, 2020 | Blog | Circular economy | ClimateTech | E-waste series | South Asia | Sri Lanka
Dialog Axiata PLC’s ‘mWaste’ project was launched in 2008 and endorsed by the Central Environmental Authority of Sri Lanka. The project was part of Sri Lanka’s 2014 National E-waste programme, with the objective of recycling all forms of ‘mobile’ waste ...
Recycling the Nation’s Electronic Waste with StarHub
Wednesday 17 June, 2020 | Blog | Circular economy | ClimateTech | E-waste series | East Asia and Pacific | Malaysia | South Asia
We cross back to Asia for our next blog in this series and arrive in Singapore. ‘RENEW’ – REcyling the Nation’s Electronic Waste – is a StarHub initiative that reflects their commitment to environmental sustainability.
Digital Dividends in Natural Resource Management: Part Two
Thursday 4 June, 2020 | Blog | ClimateTech | Global | Natural resource management
In this blog we are showcasing Huawei’s Rainforest Guardians initiative, one of three in-depth case studies from our 'Digital Dividends' report that highlight how digital technologies are transforming natural resource management (NRM) activities in low and middle-income countries.
Digital Dividends in Natural Resource Management: Part One
Safaricom E-waste Management Programme
Wednesday 3 June, 2020 | Blog | Circular economy | ClimateTech | E-waste series | Kenya | Policy and regulation | Sub-Saharan Africa
In October 2012, the Safaricom e-waste management programme was launched with the objective of providing an end-to-end management solution for out of use electronic gadgets.
Tuesday 26 May, 2020 | Blog | Circular economy | ClimateTech | E-waste series | Philippines | South Asia
E-waste Zero is Globe´s flagship environmental project under their comprehensive sustainability framework. The project was launched in 2014 and has grown into one of the strongest e-waste collection efforts in the Philippines today.