WIPO GREEN a Key Digital Solution to Achieve UN Sustainable Development Goals

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September 17
11:30 am
 – 12:00 pm

During SDG Digital Day taking place on September 17, WIPO Director General Daren Tang is scheduled to make an address showcasing the potential of WIPO GREEN to advance climate action.

At the event, WIPO GREEN and its database of needs and green technologies will be highlighted as an example of how digital innovation can drive positive global change. The platform’s contribution is acknowledged in several key areas: strengthening resilience and adaptive capacity to climate-related disasters under SDG 13.1, enhancing global partnerships for sustainable development in alignment with SDG 17.16, and fostering effective cross-sector collaborations as envisioned by SDG 17.17.

WIPO GREEN is to be recognized as a game-changing digital solution addressing climate change during the upcoming Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Summit at United Nations headquarters in New York.
Organized by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the United Nations SDG Digital event spotlights innovative and inclusive digital solutions that advance the SDGs, like WIPO GREEN.

WIPO GREEN is a UN-based, public, free platform that connects seekers of technology solutions to climate change and environmental challenges with solution providers from private, civil society and government sectors. Through its database, networks and acceleration projects, WIPO brings together key players to catalyze green technology innovation and diffusion.
UN Sustainable Development Goals and 2023 SDG Summit
The recognition comes as part of the 2023 SDG Summit, hosted prior to the United Nations General Assembly on September 18-19 in New York and magnifies the essential role that IP and innovation play in solving urgent global sustainability issues.

The SDGs are a set of 17 global objectives adopted by the UN in 2015 as part of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Aimed to be achieved by 2030, these goals address social, economic, and environmental challenges such as poverty, hunger, health, and climate action.