IoT 4 SDGs: What Can the Digital Transformation and IoT Achieve for Agenda 2030?
20. March 2020
This report illustrates the key features and evolutions of the IoT, and provides an overview of how the IoT is mostly used today in sectors such as manufacturing, healthcare, energy and smart cities. We conclude that the IoT can massively contribute to several SDGs, especially through its capacity to increase efficiency and save costs. As the IoT is still a relatively young and complex technology, its use is mostly driven by wealthy cities and businesses. Its potential for more vulnerable populations in the global south and the environment remains underdeveloped. The role of public policy and investment will be essential to ensure that IoT solutions contribute to other SDGs in the future and we outline different approaches for measuring this contribution.
Centre for European Policy Studies | IoT 4 SDGs: What Can the Digital Transformation and IoT Achieve for Agenda 2030?