Climate Change - the role of ICT towards a low carbon economy

Dinner Debate


Carbon emissions are the most material impact on the environment. In December last year in Paris, 195 nations agreed to limit global warming to well below 2°C. The EU and its Member States have set their own carbon reduction targets to achieve this goal.

ICT offers significant solutions towards a low carbon world and more sustainable growth. The emissions avoided using ICT can be multiple times greater than the emissions generated by deploying it. Considerable ICT-enabled carbon abatement is possible in manufacturing, agriculture, building, energy, logistics, traffic optimisation and many other areas. Nevertheless, ICT plays so far only a minor role in the political debate to tackle climate change.

programme - 26/04/2016

Welcome and introduction:

Pilar del Castillo, MEP and EIF Chair


Hermann Meyer, CEO of ERTICO – ITS Europe

Niall Dunne, Chief Sustainability Officer, BT Group

Maher Chebbo, General Manager energy and natural recourses, SAP

Mark van Stiphout, Deputy Head of Unit for New energy technologies, innovation and clean coal, DG ENER European Commission

First respondent:

Evert Dudok, Executive Vice President, Communications, Intelligence & Security, Airbus Defence and Space

Exchange of views with participants

(under the Chatham House rule)

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