This event organized by the UN Climate Change secretariat featured by the following speakers:
- Luis Neves, Chairman, Global e-Sustainability Initiative and Climate Change and Sustainability Officer, Executive Vice President, at Deutsche Telekom Group
- Philipp Buddemeier, Senior Manager, Sustainability Services, Accenture Strategy
- Malcolm Johnson, Deputy Secretary-General, ITU
- Dr. Zaini Ujang, Secretary General, Ministry of Energy, Green Technology and Water, Government of Malaysia
They discussed the enabling role of ICT in tackling climate change, the key findings of the #SystemTransformation report, the role of ICT in achieving the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and the need for joint action.
According to the #SystemTransformation report released earlier this year by GeSI, ICT solutions could drive market transformation for renewables and cut carbon emissions by 20% by 2030. The report also shows that the ICT sector can play a vital role in helping achieve the objectives of the 17 SDGs by 2030.
The event also features a showcasing segment with representatives from the five 2016 Momentum for Change: ICT Solutions Lighthouse Activity winners. Activity representatives will share best practices and lessons learned in their efforts to address climate change.