The Tools and Methodologies for Climate-Related Assessment and Reporting webinar 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 the event will explore the tools and measures needed to effectively report on the impact of technology on climate.
There is a pressing need for tools to measure the impact of technology on climate, both from an industry and governmental perspective. Effective management requires accurate measurement, and the green and digital transitions demand science-based indicators to guide decision-making. Assessments are crucial even before making investments, offering insights into the long-term implications of services. This knowledge influences investment strategies, regulatory decisions, and procurement processes, for a more sustainable future.
ESG reporting is becoming increasingly significant in evaluating how sustainable companies truly are. Establishing a consensus on reporting metrics is crucial for accurate assessments, moving away from industry self-reporting to external reporting to prevent greenwashing. Trust is a key element for users, and adopting consistent and comparable measurement practices will enable trust-building. The webinar will also explore the challenges of harmonizing various frameworks, emphasizing the importance of training staff who comprehend these frameworks.
To develop robust measurement tools, technical and domain experts must come together and apply a systems thinking approach. By doing so, we can address the complexities of assessing solutions, products, and technologies. In addition, life cycle assessments surrounding products and sector-wise evaluations, and the pivotal role measurement tools play an important role in making informed investments and choosing technical solutions that align with environmental and sustainability objectives.
This webinar brings at the table thought-leaders from IEEE, industry and other leading institutions to explore how future assessments and measurement of technology impact on climate will need a holistic and concerted effort to build trust from design to deployment.