15 November 2022
COP 27 Explores How Can DX Accelerate Green Transition

‘How Can Digital Transformation Accelerate Green Transition?’

As part of the agenda of the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 27), a policy roundtable is held, covering the topic “How Can Digital Transformation Accelerate Green Transition”. The session is organized on November 17 at 01:00-02:00 PM, at the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT) pavilion, in the Green Zone.

Officials from MCIT, the German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), and the European Union (EU) will attend the policy roundtable. It seeks to act as a starting point for a conversation that cuts across the two areas of action: promoting digital transformation and green transition, and fostering international cooperation that feeds into the nexus of those two mutually reinforcing areas.

During the session, the efforts that the Egyptian government has been exerting to put digital transformation at the center of climate action will be discussed, as well as areas of potential collaboration. The panel will conclude with policy recommendations for “digital-green” action.

The roundtable is aimed at highlighting how digital transformation can contribute to green transition, climate action, carbon footprint reduction, and environmental improvement; and showcasing Egypt’s achievements in leveraging digital transformation to limit carbon footprint, enhance climate action, tackle environmental degradation, and enable green transition.

Other objectives of the roundtable include fostering a dialogue on the areas of potential cooperation in support of green digital transformation, by instigating a high-level conversation which could be followed up in the aftermath of COP 27 by technical specialists and advisors in the entities involved in the conversation and beyond. This is in addition to identifying a community of practice (CoP) that approaches both green transition and digital transformation as mutually reinforcing areas of positive action.

Held on November 6-18 in Sharm El-Sheikh, COP 27 is a golden opportunity to promote worldwide climate action and unify the demands of African and developing countries, particularly when it comes to issues of adaptation to the effects of climate change. Egypt's COP 27 presidency vision is to move from negotiations and planning to implementation, with a clear recognition of the gravity of the global climate challenge and appreciation of the value of multilateral, collective and concerted action as the only means to address this global threat.

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