Artificial Intelligence for Climate Action is gaining momentum

AI for Climate Action launch

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Early warning and Environmental assessment
Energy efficiency
Cross-sectoral enabler
Communication and awareness
Innovation & RDD

Bonn 10 June -  Artificial Intelligence for Climate Action - an initiative of the UNFCCC Technology Mechanism Technology Executive Committee (TEC) and the Climate Technology Centre & Network (CTCN) - was officially launched during a side event at the 2023 Bonn Climate Conference.

Early in May, the soft launch of this Initiative generated widespread interest, highlighting the private sector and National Determined Entities’ (NDEs) readiness to tackle pressing social and environmental challenges by looking at emerging technologies and applications.

Artificial Intelligence (AI), as an integral part of the digitalization efforts, is an enabler across all five systems of transformations: Water-energy-food nexus, Building & Infrastructures, Sustainable Mobility, Energy Systems, and Business & Industry.

AI has proven crucial across different applications ranging from transforming energy systems through enhanced smart grids, to enabling more effective disaster risk reduction and multi-hazard early warning systems, and bolstering the resilience of agricultural communities by improving accuracy and access to weather forecast for crop management.

During the upcoming Regional Climate Weeks, the CTCN and TEC will host #AI4ClimateAction dialogues and convene a high-level event on Artificial Intelligence for Climate Action with public officials, leaders and experts from businesses and civil society at COP 28 in Dubai, the results of which will outline future activities.

The Initiative will publish information on climate solutions powered by artificial intelligence and showcase open-source and locally-led approaches, while also examining risks, challenges and opportunities for the most vulnerable communities. 

“Powerful and rapidly evolving technology can transform the effectiveness of the global community’s response to the climate crisis,” noted Erwin Rose, member of the Technology Executive Committee and Chair of the Advisory Board of the Climate Technology Centre & Network.

In particular, through the TEC, the UNFCCC has joined the UN Early Warnings for All initiative (EW4ALL), and has been working closely with the intergovernmental Group on Earth Observations and other implementing partners to contribute to EW4ALL collective global effort.

TEC and CTCN are inviting organizations to join #AI4ClimateAction and work together through partnerships with the UNFCCC and as members of the CTCN network.

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