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The Progressive Policy Think Tank

Webinar: The role of smart technology in tackling the climate crisis

An online event

IPPR's Environmental Justice Commission is delighted to host this online event on the role of digital technology in achieving net-zero emissions by 2050, in partnership with Vodafone

Decarbonising our economy requires sweeping policy action across all parts of life from how we generate electricity, to how we travel, work and heat our buildings. Smart technology and digital innovation has a key role to play in this transition. As the UK begins its recovery from Covid-19, this is an opportunity look at how digital technology can help us build back better and achieve our net-zero targets.

This timely event in the lead up to COP26 will discuss how embracing innovative new technologies –such as 5G and Internet of Things (IoT)– can transform the way we work, travel and live, reduce our energy consumption and help us tackle the climate crisis.

The event will take place on Monday 15th March at 11.30-12.30 (GMT), and will be held online using Zoom, which can be accessed via internet or phone.

Our speakers:

  • Andrew Griffith MP, Net Zero Business Champion
  • Scott Petty, Chief Technology Officer, Vodafone
  • Caterina Brandmayr, Head of Climate Policy, Green Alliance
  • Pradyumna Pandit, Managing Director, Sustainability and Energy Services, Mitie
  • Chair: Luke Murphy, Head of the IPPR Commission on Economic Justice

For more information, or if you are interested in attending this event, please contact [email protected]

This event is kindly sponsored by Vodafone.

Please note, IPPR is the sole organiser of this event and sponsors are not responsible for the contents of the webinar.