Uniting the twin transitions: There is no Green Deal without digital

27 Oct 2021
10:00-11:30 CET

Digital technologies have the potential to cut global emissions by a fifth by 2030. How do we grasp this opportunity?

In this event, we aim to look at some of the technologies that can support Europe’s most carbon intensive sectors in their quest for net zero. From buildings to transport, to farming, to energy, data-driven insights are helping the private and public sectors to radically improve their material and energy efficiency and cut waste.

The von der Leyen Commission has shown clear strategic direction and ambitious leadership, putting the green and digital transitions on top of the political agenda as the two trends that will shape Europe and its future. While much progress is being made in the overall thinking, we still see too often in reality that these two goals are considered in isolation at European and national level.

If we are serious about reaching our climate goals, while driving Europe’s industrial competitiveness agenda in a global world, we need to accelerate the twin – green and digital – transition. The question is not if we need to accelerate, but how.

During this event, we will unveil our brand new report detailing key technologies, recommendations and case studies from all over Europe on how the digital sector is contributing to cutting emissions and advance towards the EU Green Deal goals.


  • Daniel Mes, Member of Cabinet of Executive Vice President Frans Timmermans, European Commission
  • Jill Duggan, Executive Director, Environmental Defense Fund Europe
  • Marc Nézet, Senior Vice President for Energy Management & Software Transformation, Schneider Electric and DIGITALEUROPE Executive Board member
  • Floriane de Kerchove, Business Group Leader Digital, Agoria and DIGITALEUROPE Executive Board member

Moderated by Felice Simonelli, Associate Research Fellow, CEPS.

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