The COP27 agreement was signed this past weekend, highlighted by a new fund to address loss and damage caused by climate change and experienced by vulnerable communities. Touted as the implementation COP, nations are leaving the event in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt with an Implementation Plan that builds on last year’s Glasgow agreement and that expects next year’s COP28 to share results.
When reading the summarized issues in the COP27 cover letter it’s remarkable the amount of transformational change required to achieve a low-carbon global economy, adapt to a changing climate and ensure more equitable outcomes for the nations disproportionately affected by global warming. It’s clear we have a number of gaps we need to close in order to achieve these targets, and continued ambition without action is not going to cut it. In our work with governments and corporations, we see that they’re accelerating their own transformational changes, and they’re using cloud technology to help them do that in a more sustainable way.
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This year during COP27, Google Cloud published over 10,000 words across 13 posts, bringing onsite perspectives, sharing customer best practices and highlighting technical solutions for climate change. Be sure to check out these stories, and we’ll see you next year for COP28 in the United Arab Emirates.
- Day 11: On Solutions Day, urgency and opportunity in a time of crisis – Justin Keeble, Managing Director, Global Sustainability Solutions shares how climate change urgency is driving productivity, new business models and resilience and regulation efforts.
- More from Solutions Day, NGIS shares how government and corporate commitments progress climate solutions – Nathan Eaton, Managing Director, NGIS explains how progress on deforestation regulation will require technology to identify, analyze and monitor deforestation risk for CPG companies and their suppliers.
- Day 10: On Biodiversity Day, we’re sharing three cloud tools for protecting habitats and wildlife – Alexandrina Garcia-Verdin and Tanya Birch, Geo for Environment at Google, highlight a number of solutions using satellite imagery, mapping technology and AI for protecting biodiversity
- Day 9: On Energy Day, reflecting on the power of partnerships to advance decarbonization – Caroline Golin, Global Head of Energy Market Development and Policy, Google and Jessica Reinhardt, Global Energy Market Development and Policy, Google share how partnerships like C40 and the 24/7 SE4ALL compact are critical to decarbonize energy grids.
- More from Energy Day: Ren Energy and Google Cloud are mapping supply chains to convert them to renewables – Morgan West, Co-founder/Head of Product & Design, Ren Energy walks us through the challenge of decarbonizing supply chains, and how new technology is making it easier to procure renewable energy.
- Day 8: On Water Day, a new tool for sustainable management of precious water resources – Robyn Grimm, Interim Director, OpenET Inc.; Rachel O’Connor, Manager, Climate Resilient Water Systems, EDF; and Tyler Erickson, Developer Advocate, Earth Engine, Google share how evapotranspiration data and visualizations can help better manage drought stricken systems.
- Day 6: For Adaptation & Agriculture Day, Atlas AI is taking action to help adapt our agricultural systems to a changing climate – Abe Tarapani, CEO, Atlas AI highlights the urgency in addressing climate impacts to vulnerable farmers and communities and shares how technology can help target mitigation efforts.
- Day 5: On Decarbonization Day new research shows the potential impact of digital technologies – Justin Keeble, Managing Director of Global Sustainability, Google Cloud breaks down where digital technologies can have the largest impact on the decarbonization of different industries.
- More from Decarbonization Day: mCloud shares how visualizing methane emissions helps asset managers stop leaks – Barry Po, Ph.D., Chief Marketing Officer & EVP, mCloud provides examples where geospatial technology, Digital Twins and AI can help identify methane leaks to prevent harmful impacts.
- Day 4: On Science Day, 18 new researchers receive Climate Innovation Challenge grants – Nicole DeSantis, Google Cloud for Public Sector announces an update on research grantees who are using cloud technology for climate projects that range from carbon dioxide visualization to plant genomics.
- Day 3: At Finance Day, exploring climate risk analysis and ESG entity extraction – Jeff Sternberg Director, Office of the CTO shares how his group has built a number of experiments for simplifying ESG processes and identifying climate risk.
- Day 2: From ambition to action: supporting national commitments on climate change with technology – Dominic Jones, Cloud Sustainability Government Affairs and Public Policy highlights how collaboration and innovation are key to climate action
- Day 1: Measurement, materiality, equity: the conversations we’re looking for at COP27 – We opened our series with thoughts on which conversations are the most important to make real progress against climate targets.
By: Chris Talbott (Cloud Sustainability)
Source: Google Cloud Blog
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