Here's how we can use tech to boost climate action

Posted in: Internet Use/New Technologies at 11/07/2019 21:38

 by Malcolm Johnson, ITU Deputy Secretary-General

Today, we are facing not one but two deep transformations.

The first one, driven by the emergence of new technologies such as Artificial Intelligence (AI), blockchain, the Internet of Things, 5G and others, is transforming our economies and our lives at warp speed and scale.

As for the second transformation, climate change, it is affecting our ecosystems and the future of life on our planet.

The question before us is: how can we turn this digital transformation into climate action? In other words, what can these emerging technologies and information and communication technologies (ICTs) in general do to accelerate the transition to a net-zero economy?

This is a topic very close to my heart.

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