ITU Workshop on “Shaping a Sustainable and Digital Future – Pathway towards the Green Standards Week

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June 15
2:00 pm
 – 5:00 pm
 (ART)
 Online 
ITU

In recent years, digital transformation has become an essential reality, but there is often a perception that digitization and sustainability are at odds with each other. However, as the world continues to grapple with the climate crisis, it is becoming increasingly evident that sustainability and digital transformation can be mutually beneficial. This is particularly true in the Latin American region. Embracing sustainable digital transformation entails incorporating key elements such as effective e-waste management and embracing the principles of the circular economy. By integrating these components, we can accelerate progress towards the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Objectives:

The main objective of this event is to provide an international platform where all stakeholders can gather to share their experiences and identify common solutions and opportunities to accelerate their sustainability progress. Specifically highlighting the role of e-waste management, circular economy, and the value chain in Latin America.
This event will take a closer look at the role played by policies and international standards in the process and how these facilitate positive change. Through high level panel discussions and interactive sessions, the event will create new opportunities for cooperation and collaboration.

Expected Outcomes:

  • Providing a global platform for knowledge exchange and collaboration on the circular economy and value chain.
  • Connecting and network with like-minded individuals, from policy makers, business leaders and industry experts, representatives from other UN agencies and more.
  • Learning about real case examples in Latin America of successful implementation of international standards.

Target audience:

This event is expected to be attended by top policymakers, business leaders and industry experts, representatives from around the world, other UN agencies, academia, civils society, other regional organizations, NGOs, private sector and other relevant stakeholders.

Registration is mandatory to access the workshop via our remote tool. A free ITU account is required to access the platform.