SciFY Academy Environment & Innovation | Innovation for Sustainable Development Theme: Energy

On Tuesday, October 3rd, the first event in the “Environment & Innovation” series, focusing on “Energy,” took place at Innovathens. The event was organized by SciFY and primarily aimed at professionals, researchers, and students in the fields of information technology, environment, business, and new technologies.

Professor Phoebe Koundouri delivered a speech entitled “Energy-climate transition pathways”  in which she presented the Global Climate Hub of the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network (UN SDSN) and its role, informing about networking initiatives aimed at combating the climate crisis and preventing further deterioration through science, discussed how interdisciplinary teams use data, knowledge, and technology to develop national action plans related to sustainability and explained the specific steps a country should take for climate neutrality and resilience.

Following that, Dr. Maria Angeliki Chatzigannakou, Postdoctoral Researcher at the Athens University of Economics and Business, Research Laboratory for Socioeconomic and Environmental Sustainability (ReSEES) talked about Integrated Assessment Models (IAMs) that provide information on policies related to global environmental changes and sustainable development issues and the capabilities and role of these models in shaping sustainable pathways for the Global Climate Hub.

Through this series of events, part of the SciFY Academy initiative (October 2023 – December 2023), SciFY aims to create a platform for discussion, bringing together representatives from the fields of information technology, the environment, and citizens. The goal is to inform and inspire to find paths to a more sustainable future. Participants will have the opportunity to learn about new technologies, practical tools, and ways to achieve sustainability, both at the national and industrial levels, as well as individually. Learn more 

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