Date: 18. June 2021
Time: 9:30-10:15 a.m. CEST
Max Cuvellier (Head of Mobile for Development, GSMA)
Climate change is the most pressing challenge facing humankind. Although the impacts are global and felt in every country in often unpredictable ways, low- and middle-income countries, will bear a disproportionate share of negative impacts due to limited capacity to address vulnerability and prepare for climate-related shocks.
At the same time, mobile technology is uniquely positioned to provide and enable tools that allow societies to adapt and become more resilient to the impacts of climate change. These opportunities are becoming increasingly evident. By leveraging mobile and digital assets, from basic mobile and payment services to big data, Internet of Things, artificial intelligence and other frontier technologies, digital channels can address the challenges spanning climate mitigation, adaptation and resilience.