Assessing the climate impact of digital solutions – EGDC Session at DwP Global Summit 2023

28 September 2023  |  14:00-15:00 WEST​ | Lisbon & Online 

On 28 September 2023, the EGDC will host a conference session at the Digital with Purpose Global Summit 2023.

The Digital with Purpose Global Summit, which will take place on 27-29 September 2023 in Lisbon, is a prestigious event that brings together digital leaders, policymakers, industry experts, and stakeholders from around the world to discuss and shape the future of sustainable digital transformation.

The session dedicated to the EGDC will showcase the Coalition’s unique industry-driven collaborative approach in harnessing the power of digital technologies to advance sustainable transformation across the economy and society.

The audience of this one-hour session will be able to experience first results of EGDC in the form of evidence coming from digital solutions deployed in real life setting as well as the basic elements of the newly developed methodology for making such calculations. Additionally, they will get insights from the EGDC guidelines, which are designed to facilitate the deployment of these solutions for maximum sustainability impact across sectors.

If you are a developer or a user of digital solutions, an expert in environmental footprinting, a financial actor interested in learning what type of digitalisation can qualify for sustainable finance, an administrator interested in green public procurement of digital services or a policy maker interested in how to support innovation in digital tech for climate action, then come and join this engaging discussion!


14:00 Start of the session

14:05 Keynote by the European Commission: “Digital Decade: Unleashing the power of technology for a greener future”

Pearse O’Donohue, Director for the Future Networks Directorate of DG CONNECT, European Commission

14:15 Panel: Driving Sustainable Digital Transformation across key EU Sectors

Dr. Barbara Bonciani, Municipal Port Councillor, Livorno

Adam Elman, Head of Sustainability – EMEA, Google

Melanie Kubin-Hardewig, Vice President, Group Corporate Responsibility, Deutsche Telekom 

14:40 Moderated fireside chat on EGDC methodologies

Ilias Iakovidis, Adviser for digital aspects of green transformation, DG CONNECT, European Commission

Veronika Thieme, The Carbon Trust, Head of EU Delivery

Massamba Thioye, United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)

14:55   Concluding remarks

Sebastiano Toffaletti, Secretary General, European DIGITAL SME Alliance

Learn more about the EGDC Case Studies!

Across the 3 days of the Digital with Purpose Summit, five EGDC Case Studies will be showcased by their respective providers, on the Innovation stage.