Mobile for Development

Mobile for Development Seminar: Innovation for Climate Impact – Lessons from the Global South


Tue, 28 Feb: 16:30 - 18:00 CET



GSMA Programmes: CC7.1B, Hall 7



Session Description

Climate change is one of the most pressing challenges facing humanity and although we all witness its impact, it is the world’s poorest and those least responsible for environmental damage that are affected the most. 

Climate change impacts communities in low- and middle-income countries, both in rural and urban settings. We can already see the effect on smallholder farmers whose adaptation to the changes in weather is essential to maintaining their production and securing livelihoods. In the context of rapid urbanisation, a crucial part of climate resilience in cities are systems that can deliver the essential services needed for communities to thrive.  

Digital technology can help build the capacity of cities, natural systems, and agriculture value chains to cope with, and recover from, climate-related risks and disasters.

In this interactive session – including an introduction to the topic, panel discussion, fireside chat and Q&A – we will discuss the opportunities and barriers for digital technology in improving climate change mitigation, adaptation and resilience.

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