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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David Jensen

David Jensen is the Regional Subprogramme Coordinator of the Digital Transformation Programme for the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), 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).

Pascal Peduzzi

Pascal Peduzzi is the Director of the UN Environmental Programme's (UNEP) Global Resource Information Database Geneva (GRID-Geneva).

Sara Venturini

Sara Venturini is the Chief of Member Services at the Group on Earth Observations (GEO).

Steven Ramage

Steven Ramage is the Head of External Relations at the Group on Earth Observations (GEO).