the President of Digital for Planet and CEO of Martel Innovate, Dr. Monique Calisti has been appointed the Ambassador of the European Climate Pact.
The European Climate Pact, officially launched on December 16, 2020, aims to revolutionize the approach to climate action by connecting individuals and organizations from different walks of life who share the goal of building a greener Europe.
The Pact connects people from existing initiatives, networks, and climate movements to:
- Improve the understanding of climate and environmental challenges
- Develop solutions to tackle them
- Find ways to positively influence and change behaviors among the general public
- Trigger and scale-up positive change
As EU Climate Pact Ambassador, Dr. Calisti will inform, inspire, and support climate action among D4P and Martel communities and serve as a bridge between civil society, interested stakeholders, and the European Commission. On the occasion of her official appointment, Dr. Calisti said, “I am extremely happy and proud to have become the European Climate Pact Ambassador. Within my professional network, I am mostly known for being passionate about technology, but my passion for nature and the environment is just as big. I look forward to inspiring more people within my community to take meaningful action to protect our planet.”
Dr. Calisti believes that addressing the climate crisis is not solely the responsibility of big players. “We need to give the whole society, all citizens a voice in addressing climate change. That’s why I founded Digital for Planet, a non-profit association that promotes sustainability within the digital technologies sphere. Our association has an important role to play within this context. If we can use its reach to help more people and organizations understand their individual contribution to climate change and provide them with the available tools and solutions to address it, then we can really make a difference.”
The Climate Pact works alongside existing initiatives, embracing progressive actions, such as the Climate-neutral and smart cities mission launched to support, promote, and showcase 100 European cities in their systemic transformation towards climate neutrality by 2030. In addition, the Climate Pact provides an overview of funding opportunities for climate-related initiatives. In its first phase, the Pact focuses on four areas: green areas, green mobility, efficient buildings, and green skills.
More information on the EU Climate Pact is available here.