Advancing technology has always been coupled with significant impacts on the environment. Operations related to information and communications technologies (ICT) are expected to represent up to 20 per cent of global electricity demand, with one third stemming from data centres alone. The recent advances in technology offer ground-breaking opportunities to monitor and protect the environment, as well as overall planetary health. By harnessing them appropriately, the digital revolution can be steered to combat climate change and advance global sustainability, environmental stewardship and human well-being. Geneva is one of the main hubs where digital policies are debated, evaluated, and adopted.

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UNEP Europe Office

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Experts

David Jensen

David Jensen is theRegional Subprogramme Coordinator of the Digital Transformation Programme, covering the North America and the pan-European Regions.

Luca Dell’Oro

Luca Dell'Oro is the Chief of the Disaster Risk Management and Climate Resilience Section of the United Nations Satellite Centre (UNOSAT).

Markus Böhm

Markus Böhm is the Scientific Assistant for Digitalisation at the Swiss Federal Office for the Environment (FOEN).

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