Assessing the climate impact of digital solutions – EGDC Session at DwP Global Summit 2022
On 27 September 2022, the European Green Digital Coalition participated with a session in the Digital With Purpose Global Summit in Lisbon. The Digital with Purpose Summit is a flagship event for digital leaders and convening public and private sector decision-makers to accelerate the use and uptake of digital innovations that benefit society and achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030.
The session “European Green Digital Coalition: Assessing the climate impact of digital solutions“, which was moderated by Ilias Iakovidis from the European Commission’s DG CONNECT, presented the objectives, working methods, and target impacts of the EGDC. Panellists were comprised of EGDC member representatives, representatives of companies that have provided a case study for the EGDC, EGDC Advisory Board members and EGDC Pilot Project partners representatives.
The first panel introduced the EGDC Case Studies. The EGDC is developing standardised assessment methodologies to calculate the net impact of green digital solutions on climate in priority sectors such as energy, transport, manufacturing, agriculture and the building sector.
The second panel addressed the preliminary list of KPIs developed within the EGDC Pilot Project, discussing how the KPIs allow the monitoring of progress towards the commitments of the EGDC Declaration, notably “the investment in the development and deployment of green digital solutions with significant energy and material efficiency that achieve a net positive impact in a wide range of sectors”.
The session stressed the importance of collaboration at all levels to achieve the objectives set by the EGDC.
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10:00 – 10:10: Introduction to the European Green Digital Coalition and its objectives Gregor Skender, Director, Sustainability Director, Deloitte Belgium
10:10 – 10:45 Panel 1: Assessing the net climate impact of green digital solutions across sectors
- Vincent Minier, Vice President Energy Transition Research, Schneider Electric™ Sustainability Research Institute –
- Angelo Fienga, Director, Sustainable Solutions, Cisco EMEA
- Alexander Lehrmann, Senior Director Innovation & Development, Sunrise UPC
- Chris Tuppen, Managing Director, Advancing Sustainability Ltd, EGDC Advisory Board member
10:45 – 10:45 Panel 2: How to drive and prioritise your organisation’s investment in green digital solutions that have a positive enabling impact in terms of avoided CO2 emissions?
- Laura Fernández Cavas, Head of Sustainable Finance, Telefónica
- Anna Jezewska, Senior Associate, The Carbon Trust
- Vlad C. Coroamă, TU Berlin, Lecturer and Senior Scientist, EGDC Advisory Board member
11:20 – 11:30 Q&A, conclusions
Ilias Iakovidis, DG CONNECT, European Commission