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IoT for Sustainability
  The Internet of Things (IoT) comprises a set of complementary technologies which offer unprecedented opportunities for interacting with the physical environment. Faced with multiple pressures on our physical wellbeing such as climate change, habitat and species loss, increasing urbanisation and global pandemics, the IoT paradigm appears to present some timely solutions. This chapter discusses the fit between the characteristics of IoT and the needs of sustainable development. It explores the potential for unintended consequences and concludes with some suggestions for the role of IoT in the global transition to sustainability.

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    27 September 2022

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    Edinburgh Napier Funded


Davison, B. (2022). IoT for Sustainability. In R. Buyya, L. Garg, G. Fortino, & S. Misra (Eds.), New Frontiers in Cloud Computing and Internet of Things (253-286). Cham: Springer.



Internet of Things, IoT, Fog computing, Sustainability, Computational sustainability, Sustainable development

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