EGDC Deployment Guidelines – Workshop for the manufacturing sector

07 September 2023 | 11:00 - 13:00 CEST

This workshop will bring together developers, providers and buyers/users of digital solutions with the potential to enable a positive net carbon impact* for the Manufacturing sector, as well as sustainable finance representatives, sectorial experts and policy makers to gather their insights and co-create the contents of the Deployment Guidelines that will be developed by the European Green Digital Coalition (EGDC) European Parliament Pilot Project.

The Deployment Guidelines will provide recommendations for the Manufacturing sector to:

  • Maximise carbon, resource and energy savings via the use of digital solutions,
  • Minimise a solution’s emissions as well as other potential negative impacts on the climate,
  • Define metrics and track them to understand the solutions’ impact,
  • Understand other sustainability impacts of the solutions, e.g., health or social impacts.

* Digital Solutions with the potential to enable a positive net carbon impact are technologies that can help users avoid or reduce climate-harming greenhouse gas emissions, usually through a reduction or avoidance of resource use (e.g. fuel, electricity, raw materials, etc.).

11:00 Welcome & Introduction 
Luis Neves, GeSI CEO, Coordinator of the EGDC

11:10 Practical example: Case study for the Manufacturing sector: Delmia Solution by Dassault Systèmes

11:20 Presentation: Deployment guidelines for the Manufacturing sector: aims, structure
Jack Simpson, Deloitte UK

11:30 Breakout sessions: round 1 

Interactive discussion on “Maximising net carbon impact from the implementation of digital solutions while minimising emissions from the solution itself, as well as rebound effects and other potential negative impact on the climate”

11:55 Plenary presentation and discussion of the breakout results 

12:05 Breakout sessions: round 2 
Two breakout sessions running in parallel.

      • Session 1: Measuring net carbon impacts: Selecting the most relevant metrics and tracking effectively
      • Session 2: Beyond greenhouse gas emissions: Wider sustainability impacts

12:30 Plenary presentation and discussion of the breakout results

12:40 European Commission strategy for sustainable digital transformation of the European industry
Szabolcs Szekacs, Team Leader – Digital Industry team, DG GROW, European Commission

12:55 Concluding remarks and next steps 
Ilias Iakovidis, Adviser for digital aspects of green transformation, DG CONNECT, European Commission