Extreme temperatures and weather events continue to accelerate, causing insurmountable damage that we know will only get worse for future generations. The recent release of a landmark climate report by the U.N.'s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), and remarks from U.N. Secretary General Antonio Guterres calling the report a "code red for humanity", sound the alarm for urgent action.
The current decade offers us a crucial opportunity and a pivotal moment on the road to achieving net-zero global carbon emissions by 2050. The social impact sector offers a glimmer of hope, and new data-driven interventions and strong data partnerships show the potential of further innovation for future sustainability.
In the lead-up to COP26 in Glasgow, data.org is hosting an in-depth dialogue featuring awardees of the Inclusive Growth and Recovery Challenge, Community Lattice, BASE, and Solar Sister, to discuss how they are harnessing data science for innovation in the face of climate change. We’ll discuss their work in high-impact areas including sustainable redevelopment projects, farm management solutions that improve food security and reduce emissions, and the deployment of clean, last-mile energy products.
Speakers will provide actionable insights from their projects that speak to how data-driven interventions and strong partnerships can help reduce carbon emissions and protect communities most at risk from the harm of climate change.
Danielle Getsinger, CEO, Community Lattice
Olasimbo Sojinrin, Nigeria Country Director, Solar Sister
Thomas Motmans, Sustainable Energy Finance Specialist, BASE
Bruno Sanchez-Andrade Nuno, Head of AI for Earth, Microsoft