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5 Reasons Mobile Is the Future of Sustainable Development

Social media and technology hold a unique position when it comes to shaping sustainable solutions for the future or our planet.

At the core of many of these possibilities for change are mobile phones. There are now 6.2 billion mobile phone subscriptions held by 4.2 billion mobile subscribers around the world — and that number is only increasing. By 2017, Ericsson forecasts 9 billion mobile subscriptions.

As mobile continues its rapid run toward global adoption, more people will access the Internet solely through mobile devices. Mobile phones are even replacing paper money, helping to provide a check on authority and improving rural health standards.

Here are five ways mobile is being used to ensure a sustainable future for our planet.

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Lutz Siemer

Lutz Siemer

Education, Research & Development in Social Work & IT After working as an alternative practitioner and psychotherapist in private practice for nearly ten years I stepped over to higher education in 2005. At Saxion University of Applied Sciences I lecture and do research and development in the area of Social Work, Psychology and IT. Currently I'm focussing on merging mobile technology and social work.

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