Digital technologies have the potential to cut global emissions by a fifth by 2030. How do we grasp this opportunity?
In this event, we aim to look at some of the technologies that can support Europe’s most carbon intensive sectors in their quest for net neutrality. From buildings to transport, to farming, to energy, data-driven insights are helping the private and public sectors to radically improve their material and energy efficiency and cut waste.
The von der Leyen Commission has shown clear strategic direction and ambitious leadership, putting the green and digital transitions on top of the political agenda as the two trends that will shape Europe and its future. While much progress is being made in the overall thinking, we still see too often in reality that these two goals are considered in isolation at European and national level.
If we are serious about reaching our climate goals, while driving Europe’s industrial competitiveness agenda in a global world, we need to accelerate the twin – green and digital – transition. The question is not if we need to accelerate, but how.
Daniel Mes, Member of Cabinet of Executive Vice President Frans Timmermans
Jill Duggan, Executive Director, Environmental Defense Fund Europe
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