This webinar targets all researchers and innovators working on green and sustainable Information and Communication Technologies who are interested in participating in the recently opened 1st Horizon 2020 European Green Deal Call.
The webinar will take place on the 20th October 2020 at 10:30h CET and will:
- Provide an overview about the EU Green Deal Call and relevant information sources – topics, funding instruments, rules for participation, deadlines, templates, contacts, etc.
- Zoom into selected EU Green Deal Thematic and Horizontal Areas focusing on the specific Topics that concern development and adoption of digital/ICT for sustainability.
- Offer an opportunity to network and identify potential partners for preparation of proposals answering the EU Green Deal Call.
Why should you join?
- You are interested in participating in the European Green Deal calls.
- You are at work on sustainable/green digital technologies and solutions.
- You are preparing your EU Green Deal proposal and you need support.
- You are looking into the best possible partners for your EU Green Deal proposal.
Participation is free, but registration is mandatory!
About the EU Green Deal Call
The EC launched a EUR 1 billion call for research and innovation projects that respond to the climate crisis and help protect Europe’s unique ecosystems and biodiversity – the Call was launched on the 22 September 2020 and will close on the 26 January 2021, as part of Horizon 2020 (notice CH and UK organisations are in).
The EU Green Deal Call aims for clear, discernible results in the short to medium-term, but with a perspective of long-term change.
Are you ready for it?
Proposals must be submitted by the 28 th January 2021 and selected projects are expected to start in Autumn 2021.
Sustainable ICT for the future of our Planet
While the increasing importance of digital technologies and solutions for the proper functioning of our society, especially in shaping this post-covid era, is undeniable, digital transformation is having a huge impact at the environmental level that brings along major challenges, but also many
On the one hand, digital technologies can accelerate decarbonization in line with societal goals by allowing dematerialization and online delivery, substitution of transport and travel, as well as greater energy efficiency in production. On the other hand, the ICT sector carbon footprint could consume up to 20% of global electricity by 2025, emitting 5.5% of CO2 emission, besides generating a tremendous quantity of waste (electronic and not only).
It is therefore of vital importance for the future of our society and ultimately of our planet that the growing community of individuals and organisations at work to develop sustainable ICT / digital technologies join forces. Only by mobilising all stakeholders it will be possible to reduce the digital sector’s carbon emissions and use technology as part of the solution to achieve the green transition.
Digital for Planet is a non-profit association that aims to grow this community and increase the positive impact of the many initiatives that are emerging both on the public and private sector.