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.

Dr. Grethel Aguilar
“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
Tao Jingwen
“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
Daniel Turner
“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
Dr. Bilel Jamoussi
“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
Michel Fraisse
“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
Dr. Nirmal Jivan Shah
“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
Roman Eyholzer
“Newly available connectivity will boost management effectiveness and push local initiatives to global scale.“
Roman Eyholzer
CEO, Porini Foundation
Topher White
“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
Prof. Feng Limin
“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

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