The path to sustainable digitalisation – EGDC Session at DIGITAL SME Summit 2023
13 November 2023 | 15:45 – 16:45 CET | Brussels & Online
On 13 November 2023, the European Green Digital Coalition will be featured in a session entitled “The path to sustainable digitalisation – Measuring the contribution of digital solutions to a climate neutral future” at the DIGITAL SME Summit 2023, taking place in Brussels.
The session will focus on the powerful potential of digital technologies in driving the green and digital transition of the European industry. It will notably shed light on the central role played by ICT SMEs in developing technologies enabling emission reduction across all other sectors, as well as the need to work hand in hand with all ecosystem players to achieve the European Green Deal’s ambitious targets.
A key challenge in fully exploiting the enabling emission-reducing potential of digital solutions lies in providing concrete evidence and quantifying the positive impact of digitalisation on the environment and climate. Hence, this session will explore the methodologies that have been developed within the European Green Digital Coalition (EGDC). These methodologies strive to measure the net enabling impact of digital technologies by quantifying the emissions avoided via their use compared to the emissions they generate. Participants will gain insights into assessment of real-world digital solutions (EGDC case studies) and into EGDC guidelines for deploying solutions for maximum sustainability impact.
15:45 Welcome and introduction by the session moderator
Déborah Goll, Senior Project Manager, European DIGITAL SME Alliance
15:50 Opening remarks
Elisa Roller, Director, Twin Transition, Economic and Social Affairs, Secretariat General, European Commission
16:00 Panel Discussion
Ilias Iakovidis, PhD, Adviser for Digital Aspects of Green Transformation, DG CONNECT, European Commission
Vlad C. Coroamă, PhD, Founder, Roegen Centre for Sustainability | Advisory Board member, European Green Digital Coalition (EGDC)
Veronika Thieme, Head of Delivery Europe, The Carbon Trust
Christos Ioakeimidis, PhD, Co-founder and CEO, INTELIGG
Jaanus Uiga, Environmental Manager – Global, Bolt
16:45 Wrap-up and end of the session