Enabling Technologies for Sustainable Development

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IEEE is a leading authority in Information and Communications Technologies (ICTs) and virtually every other technology area touching sustainable development—such as smart cities, transportation, building, and all aspects of power and energy generation.

Through many IEEE Technical Activities, Communities, Societies and Councils, technical aspects of sustainable development are explored and discussed and ideas and solutions are presented, examined, and developed.

IEEE also develops communities around particular sustainability technology challenges or cutting-edge subject areas and includes multidisciplinary topics or emerging concepts. Some of these include:


IEEE Smart Grid Community

Provides expertise and guidance for individuals and organizations involved in the modernization and optimization of the power grid.

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IEEE Smart Village Community

Provides a unique approach to support the world’s energy-impoverished communities by providing a comprehensive solution combining renewable energy, community-based education, and entrepreneurial opportunities.


IEEE Sustainable ICT Community

Fosters the incorporation of green metrics and standards in design concepts for various technical domains. The initiative brings together expertise from different fields, in conferences and publications, with a view to foster holistic design and standardization approaches.

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IEEE Transportation Electrification Community

Focused on the growing electrification revolution across transportation domains, including advances in electric and hybrid cars, more-electric ships and aircraft, rail systems, personal transport, and the motive, storage, power grid, electronic intelligence, and control technologies that make them possible.


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