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Workshop – “Digital 4 Planet”

Date: 13/06/2019 (10:00-12:30)

This workshop will introduce and discuss with participants topics that lie at the intersection of digital technologies and sustainability. The first session will focus on the various ways digital innovation and solutions can contribute to tackle climate change and support environment policies related to circular economy, quality of life (clean air/water) and protection of nature and biodiversity. The second part will address existing ICTs, asking how the ICT sector itself can become greener by reducing its energy consumption (e.g. of the data centers) and how to minimise e-waste.


10.00-10.10 Introduction by Gerard DE GRAAF (Director, DG CNECT)

10.10-11.20 Panel 1: How can Digitalisation help Sustainability

Moderation by J. Scott MARCUS (Bruegel)

  • Kick-off on Digitalisation and Sustainability

Georg ZACHMANN (Bruegel)

  • A circular economy perspective

Annika HEDBERG (European Policy Centre)

Sigrid LINHER (Orgalim)

Anne Marie ENGTOFT LARSEN, Global Leadership Fellow, (World Economic Forum)

Chris TUPPEN, Global e-Sustainability Initiative

  • The technology providers perspective

John TUCCILLO (Senior VP of Global Industry and Government Affairs, Schneider Electric)

  • 11:00-11.30 Discussion

11.30-12.30 Panel 2: Designing policies for Digitalisation and Sustainability

Moderation by Georg ZACHMANN (Bruegel)

  • Kick-off on Designing policies for Digitalisation and Sustainability

J. Scott MARCUS (Bruegel)

  • The rule-makers perspective

Eva KRACHT (Deputy Director General – European Policy, Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety, Germany)

  • The global climate policy perspective

Massamba THIOYE (Co-chair Climate, UNFCCC - United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change), Panellist

Janez POTOČNIK (United Nations Environment Programme, Co-chair of International Resource Panel)

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