“It is clearer than ever that we urgently need to take bold actions to counter the global existential threat of climate change and to promote a green economic recovery!
Together, Europe has set an ambitious target of reducing our emissions by 55% compared to 1990 levels. If we are serious about reaching that goal, we governments, businesses and citizens need to think digital.”
Eight ideas on acceleration of the twin transition:
Set ambitious key performance indicators for the twin transition
Promote data cooperation on sustainability
Boost infrastructure & connectivity
Develop international standards for measuring digital enablement and carbon footprint
Increase access to funding for research, development and innovation spending in green technologies
Launch a continent-wide drive for green tech skills
Strengthen the link between digital and green policies
Create sector-specific action plans to facilitate uptake of digital across Europe’s most energy intensive sectors
“Natural disasters and resource scarcity, like limited access to clean water and agricultural land, will lead to security risks and unrest. These challenges are not national but international by nature. It is our common responsibility towards future generations to do what it takes to protect the environment. It is also our common duty to create a strong and competitive European economy, where people have the means to develop and put into practice innovative solutions that we need.”
Got interested? Read the full post from Cecilia Bonefeld-Dahl here .
Much more details on the eight ideas can be read in the report DIGITALEUROPE – download a copy here.
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