World Environment Day

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    Friday05Jun 2020

    techUK marks World Environment Day with a series of blogs and insights

World Environment Day is celebrated every year on 5 June and is the United Nations’ principle vehicle for encouraging awareness and action for the protection of the planet.

Sadly, the need for it has never been greater. Within the next 10 years, one out of every four known species may have been wiped off the planet.

Recent events, the Australia’s bushfires, locust infestations across East Africa and the emergence of COVID-19 has underscored the fact that when we destroy biodiversity, we destroy the systems that support us.

The tech sector has a hugely important role to play. As well as moving to net zero and actively reducing the environmental footprint of our sector, we can deploy tech that can provide unique insights and tools for ecologists, civil society, regulators and people.

Today we feature a small number of blogs from members and stakeholders exploring how the sector is doing just that and how we can work together to go further, faster.


Ecologists preserve earth’s biodiversity with sound studies using edge computing and data analytics solutions – guest blog from Janice Zdankus, VP for Innovation for Social Impact at Hewlett Packard Labs, HPE

Digitalisation can drive the race to a healthier, more resilient future – guest blog from Gonzalo Muñoz and Nigel Topping, high level climate action champions for COP25 and 26 climate summits

Playing our role in the green recovery – guest blog from Gabrielle Giner, Head of Environmental Sustainability, BT

Innovating in pursuit of climate action and environmental sustainability – guest blog from Sopra Steria’s Head of Sustainability, Siva Niranjan and UK Environment Manager, Avinash Lunji

Shining a light on the hidden treasure inside electronics – guest blog from Scott Butler, Executive Director, Material Change

The environmental opportunity created by COVID-19 – guest blog from PwC’s Celine Herweijer and Will Evison

Clean tech: an emerging digital sector – Susanne Baker, associate director of climate, environment and sustainability, techUK


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    Susanne Baker

    Associate Director | Climate, Environment and Sustainability
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