Harnessing the potential of green digital solutions – EGDC session at COP28

1 December 2023 | 11:00 – 12:30 (Dubai time)​| EU Pavilion | COP28 

On 1 December 2023, the European Green Digital Coalition and the European Commission Directorate General for Communication Networks, Content and Technology hosted a side event at COP28 in Dubai, in the EU Pavilion. The event, Harnessing the potential of green digital solutions, gave participants insights into how digital solutions bring about climate benefits and guidelines on deploying them.

Speakers from the European Commission, the European Green Digital Coalition (EGDC) and local authorities presented evidence of climate benefits based on real-life, deployed digital solutions. They explained how this evidence was calculated using science-based methodology, a core part of the work of the EGDC. Speakers also discussed the next steps for the methodology and guidelines for deploying digital solutions, including how they can be implemented in vertical sectors, and used by local authorities and financial institutions in order to maximise the net climate impact of digitalisation.

Read the event summary on the European Commission’s website!


11:00 Session start and welcome by the moderator

Ilias Iakovidis, Adviser for Digital Aspects of Green Transition, DG CONNECT, European Commission

11:10 Introduction to the European Green Digital Coalition

Luis Neves, CEO, GeSI, Coordinator of EGDC secretariat

11:20 Panel: Harnessing the benefits of digital solutions

Caspar Herzberg, AVEVA CEO & Member of the Schneider Electric Executive Committee

Julia White, Chief Marketing and Solutions Officer and member of the Executive Board, SAP SE

Golestan Radwan, Chief Digital Officer, United Nations Environment Programme

Miguel Pinto Luz, Deputy Mayor of Cascais 

Sara Ballan, Senior Digital Development Specialist Green Digital Business Line


12:20 Outlook for global uptake of EGDC results

Björn-Sören Gigler, Deputy Head of the Digital Transformation Cluster, GIZ

12:25 Conclusions by the moderator


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