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Title: Digitalization to achieve sustainable development goals: Steps towards a Smart Green Planet
Authors: Mondejar, Maria E.
Avtar, Ram
Diaz, Heyker Lellani Banos
Dubey, Rama Kant 
Esteban, Jesus
Gómez-Morales, A.
Hallam, Brett
Mbungu, Nsilulu Tresor
Okolo, Chukwuebuka Christopher
Prasad, Kumar Arun
She, Qianhong
Garcia-Segura, Sergi
Keywords: Digitalization
Food-water-energy nexus
Geographic information system (GIS)
Internet of things
Sustainable development
Issue Date: 1-Nov-2021
Publisher: Elsevier B.V.
Citation: Mondejar, Maria E., Avtar, Ram, Diaz, Heyker Lellani Banos, Dubey, Rama Kant, Esteban, Jesus, Gómez-Morales, A., Hallam, Brett, Mbungu, Nsilulu Tresor, Okolo, Chukwuebuka Christopher, Prasad, Kumar Arun, She, Qianhong, Garcia-Segura, Sergi (2021-11-01). Digitalization to achieve sustainable development goals: Steps towards a Smart Green Planet. Science of the Total Environment 794 : 148539. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Rights: Attribution 4.0 International
Abstract: Digitalization provides access to an integrated network of unexploited big data with potential benefits for society and the environment. The development of smart systems connected to the internet of things can generate unique opportunities to strategically address challenges associated with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to ensure an equitable, environmentally sustainable, and healthy society. This perspective describes the opportunities that digitalization can provide towards building the sustainable society of the future. Smart technologies are envisioned as game-changing tools, whereby their integration will benefit the three essential elements of the food-water-energy nexus: (i) sustainable food production; (ii) access to clean and safe potable water; and (iii) green energy generation and usage. It then discusses the benefits of digitalization to catalyze the transition towards sustainable manufacturing practices and enhance citizens' health wellbeing by providing digital access to care, particularly for the underserved communities. Finally, the perspective englobes digitalization benefits by providing a holistic view on how it can contribute to address the serious challenges of endangered planet biodiversity and climate change. © 2021 Elsevier B.V.
Source Title: Science of the Total Environment
ISSN: 0048-9697
DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2021.148539
Rights: Attribution 4.0 International
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