The EEAC Network together with the Think Tank of the Technical University of Munich (TUM), and the TUM Sustainability Task Force organized a high-level exchange on the role digitalization can play in meeting climate neutrality and sustainability target. Furthermore the session focused on how recent political developments, and in particular the outcome of the US election, may impact on implementation of the European Green Deal.
16:00 to 16:10. Welcome and introductory comments.
Gerhard Kramer, Senior Vice President for Research and Innovation, Technical University of Munich (TUM).
16:10 to 16:45. “Towards our Common Digital Future”
Prof. Dr. Martina Fromhold-Eisebith, RWTH Aachen University & Wissenschaftlicher Beirat der Bundesregierung Globale Umweltveränderungen (WBGU).
16:45 to 17:25 “Realizing A Carbon-Free Future – How Google Is Fostering Sustainability at Scale”
Dr. Wieland Holfelder, Vice President Engineering & Site Lead, Google Munich.
17:25 to 18:00 “The US Presidential election: Implications for the European Green Deal”
Prof. Dr. Miranda Schreurs, Prof. of Climate and Environmental Policy, TUM School of Governance/HfP & European Environment and Sustainable Development Advisory Councils (EEAC) network, Vice Chair.
Each presentation of approximately 20 minutes was followed by discussion.