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Join the Global Webinar on How Technology Supports Environmental Protection

Tech for a Better Planet

Time: 16:00-17:30 (GTM+8), June 5, 2020

Tech for a Better Planet: Global Webinar - Live Recording

The theme of World Environment Day 2020 is Time for Nature. From the climate crisis to the loss of biodiversity to the global pandemic, nature is sounding the alarm. We believe that technology is key to responding to the environmental crisis that we are facing.

On June 5, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) hosted a webinar themed Tech for a Better Planet. Supported by Huawei, the webinar explored how the innovative use of technology can minimize humanity’s impact on the environment and create new opportunities for protecting the Earth's ecosystem and creating a sustainable future.

Thought leaders and experts in climate protection and nature conservation from around the globe shared their perspectives, insights, and best practices on how to use technology to mitigate the effects of climate change and protect the planet more efficiently and effectively.

Points of View

Our planet is under pressure and technology must be part of the solution. We must harness technology for good — for nature, for people, and for our planet. ——Dr. Grethel Aguilar, Acting Director General, IUCN

Our environmental sustainability strategy focuses on using ICT to cut carbon emissions, increase the use of renewable energy, promote a circular economy, and conserve natural resources. ——Tao Jingwen, Director of the Board and Director of the Corporate Sustainability Development Committee, Huawei

CDP environmental data is a key enabler for companies to make the low-carbon transition. ——Daniel Turner, Global Head of Corporate Engagement & Reporter Services, CDP

Frontier technologies are key enablers for protecting the environment and tackling climate change. The ICT sector can help reduce global emissions by 15%. ——Dr. Bilel Jamoussi, Chief of the Study Groups Department, TSB, ITU

By uniting power electronics with ICT, we made breakthroughs in clean power and efficient power use, minimizing our impact on our planet. Huawei Digital Power powers a green digital world. ——Michel Fraisse, Europe CTO of Digital Power Product Line, Huawei

The Internet of Things, artificial intelligence, machine learning, blockchain, and cryptocurrencies should play key roles in conservation. ——Dr. Nirmal Jivan Shah, CEO, Nature Seychelles and IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas

Newly available connectivity will boost management effectiveness and push local initiatives to global scale. ——Roman Eyholzer, CEO, Porini Foundation

Based on cloud capability, the noise detection precision of illegal logging increased to 96%, greatly improving the work efficiency of forest rangers. ——Topher White, Founder and CEO, Rainforest Connection

Northeast Tiger and Leopard National Park is leading a transformative change in nature conservation by applying innovative technology. ——Prof. Feng Limin, Vice Director of National Forestry and Grassland Administration Amur Tiger and Amur Leopard Monitoring and Research Center, China

Agenda

16:00-16:20

Grethel
Opening Remarks

Dr. Grethel Aguilar, Acting Director General, IUCN

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Tech for a Better Planet

Tao Jingwen, Director of the Board and Director of the Corporate Sustainability Development Committee, Huawei

16:20-16:50

ICT for Climate Change Session

Daniel
Climate Change: Challenges and Expectations on the ICT Industry

Daniel Turner, Global Head of Corporate Engagement & Reporter Services, CDP

Bilel
Climate Action: The Role of ICT

Dr. Bilel Jamoussi, Chief of the Study Groups Department, TSB, ITU

Michel
Digital Power, Power a Green Digital World

Michel Fraisse, Europe CTO of Digital Power Product Line, Huawei

16:50-17:20

ICT for Nature Conservation Session

Nirmal
Next-Gen Conservation

Dr. Nirmal Jivan Shah, CEO, Nature Seychelles and IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas

Roman
New Frontiers in Tech for Nature Conservation

Roman Eyholzer, CEO, Porini Foundation

Topher
Forest Guardians

Topher White, Founder and CEO, Rainforest Connection

feng
ICT in Action: Protecting China's Big Cats

Prof. Feng Limin, Vice Director of National Forestry and Grassland Administration Amur Tiger and Amur Leopard Monitoring and Research Center, China

17:20-17:40

Panel Discussion

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Moderator: James Hardcastle

Director, IUCN Green List Certification