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The Technical Workforce for a Sustainable Future

14 December 2023

IEEE Technology Center for Climate

The IEEE Technology Center for Climate (ITCC), based in the IEEE global office in Vienna, Austria, supports partnerships with leading institutions to advance pragmatic technical approaches and solutions to climate change—and to drive global innovation through targeted collaboration and knowledge sharing.

It is dedicated to advancing the responsible development, deployment and use of technology for the environment and public good by connecting, informing and enabling problem-solvers to foster technological innovation that prioritizes sustainability.

ITCC provides a collaborative and interconnected approach for institutions to access neutral, practical expertise as they explore and implement technology to address climate change.

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Through IEEE’s diverse technical and geographic communities, we provide technically sound and neutral information to help ensure practical approaches for climate change technology development and use. We promote the exchange of knowledge, ideas, and best practices related to technology for climate change and facilitate listening and learning opportunities.

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Collaboration and Partnership

By fostering interdisciplinary collaboration among industry, government agencies and other stakeholders to address environmental implications of technology, we aim to inform and enable the development and implementation of responsible technology solutions and policies.

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Informing Policies through Vetted Technical Expertise

We engage with policy makers and regulatory bodies to provide technical expertise and insights into the development and implementation of climate policies.

Webinar Series

Empowering The Green Tech Revolution:
From Design to Deployment

ITCC provides a platform to catalyze connections and ideas. Our upcoming and recent series with Reuters, Empowering The Green Tech Revolution: From Design to Deployment showcases the value of our approach in bringing leaders and experts together in thought-provoking, community, and partnership-building events. The webinar series explores how technology contributes to climate goals and sustainability.

Episode One
The Promise of Electrification

13 September 2023

Episode Two
The Impact of AI, Blockchain, and other Frontier Technologies on Climate

11 October 2023

Episode Three
The Progress on the Green Digital Transformation

9 November 2023

Episode Four
The Technical Workforce for a Sustainable Future

14 December 2023

The Technical Workforce for a Sustainable Future event is organized as part of the IEEE Technology Center for Climate webinar series Empowering The Green Tech Revolution: From Design to Deployment. Co-organised by the IEEE Technology Center for Climate (ITCC) and Reuters Events on 14 December 2023, 14:00 CET I 08:00 EST, the webinar looks at the skills and profiles emerging and needed for a net zero future, and the way this impacts industry, policy, education and training.

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Past Events
Episode Five
The Practical and Scalable Implementation of a Circular Economy

24 January 2024

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Episode Six
Tools and Methodologies for Climate-Related Assessment and Reporting

28 February 2024

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Where We Connect

Exploring the Digital Product Passport Framework, Use Cases and Challenges

On November 22, 2023, the Austrian Federal Ministry for Climate Action, Environment, Energy, Mobility, Innovation, and Technology (BMK) organized with the industry association Industrie 4.0 Austria and the IEEE Technology Center for Climate (ITCC) a panel discussion on the Digital Product Passport. The thought-provoking event brought together experts from the European Commission, UNIDO, research and practitioners representing different industry areas and 80 participants.

Clean-IT and Energy Efficient Computing

On October 23-24, Clara Neppel (Head of ITCC) contributed to the Clean-IT Conference in Potsdam, Germany, at a panel which included representatives from Schneider Electric, Cloud provider plusserver, and academia. The aim of this international platform is the exchange of ideas to make the digital world more sustainable. High-ranking policy and industry leaders engaged in a dialogue with academia and civil society to address the pressing issue of how digital technologies can support the fight against climate change and what needs to be done to reduce the carbon footprint of digitalization.

IEEE at the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) in Kyoto

An IEEE delegation participated at and contributed to several sessions of the United Nations Internet Governance Forum (IGF) 2023 organized in Kyoto. The Planet Positive 2030 Chair Maike Luitken spoke at the IGF main session on sustainability and environment on October 11, 2023, introducing IEEE’s related work, addressing also the role of standards. Further connections were established with IGF Youth (Germany and Brazil among others) and follow-up discussions are planned to link these communities with the IEEE Young Professionals Task Force on Climate Change and Sustainability.

IEEE Young Professionals collaborate with IRENA for the Youth & Innovators Hub

Co-organized by the IEEE Young Professionals and IRENA, the Youth & Innovators Hub at the IRENA Innovation Week (26 September 2023, Bonn) addressed the importance of collaboration in the climate space area and highlighted the potential of innovation and youth commitment to a sustainable future. The Youth & Innovators Hub was the occasion for young professionals to listen to the technical, climate and policy-focused discussions and to network and exchange on their experiences. ITCC supported this year’s engagement with Clara Neppel (Head of ITCC) participating in the panel discussion with young problem solvers on innovation for sustainability.

2023 IEEE President and CEO Saifur Rahman participates in prominent sustainability events

The 2023 IEEE President and CEO Saifur Rahman engaged in two major sustainability events in Europe, the EU Green Week on June 8, and the European Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW) on June 20, 2023. These events focused on green skills, renewable energy, and sustainable development. High-profile figures, including President Rahman, contributed to panel discussions which revolved around the skills required for the green digital transition, potential collaborations, and the role of IEEE in fostering sustainable expertise in Europe. 

IEEE and CapGemini co-organize panel at The Conference Board Sustainability Summit, New York

On 14 July, Clara Neppel (IEEE) and Sol Salinas (Global Executive Vice President and Global Group Accounts Sustainability, Capgemini) participated in a panel discussion moderated by Dana M Peterson (Chief Economist, The Conference Board) as part of The Conference Board’s landmark event Sustainability Summit: Thriving Amid the Global Energy Transition. The panel on “The Role of Technology Experts and Advisors in the Net-Zero Transition” explored how companies can work within supportive networks of technology experts and advisors to implement, benchmark, and communicate sustainable activities from requirements to reuse.

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