Huawei’s global webinar underscores the importance of tech in the environment

Anjie lou delos Reyes
In a global webinar entitled “Tech for a better planet,” Huawei gathered tech and environmental leaders to share insights about technologies that can be utilized to boost environmental protection.

Huawei’s global webinar underscores the importance of tech in the environment
Huawei’s global webinar underscores the importance of tech in the environment

The said webinar hosted eight leaders with expertise in the usage of the latest technologies like big data monitoring, IoT, 5G, and Artificial Intelligence, which can be instrumental in helping the ailing environment.

According to Huawei Director of Corporate Sustainability, Mr. Tao Jing Wen, “Tech for a better planet” is Huawei’s commitment to making environmental protection as one of its sustainable strategies.

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Meanwhile, James Hardcastle, the Director of IUCN Green List Certification, mentioned how technology can “scale up nature conservation efforts.”

This is supported by Dr. Bisel Jamoussi, ITU Study Group Chief, who related how the company is currently helping the ICT sector move towards a carbon-neutral path through standards like ITU-T SG5, research, raising awareness and promoting collaboration in the industry.

For Topher White, founder, and CEO of Rainforest Connection, technology can be compared to a blue ocean where opportunities to save the environment are of limitless possibilities.

“What we’re seeing now is to get more data in the field. We see the next world as blockchain and AI. If you look at nature, it’s almost like a blue ocean. There's A whole new frontier on that,” White said.

The webinar’s speakers include Huawei Director of the Board and Director of the Corporate Sustainability Development Committee, Tao Jingwen, Global Head of Corporate Engagement & Reporter Services, CDP, Daniel Turner, Chief of the Study Groups Department, Dr. Bilel Jamoussi, Michael Fraisse, Huawei Europe CTO of Digital Power Product Line, Dr. Nirmal Jivan Shah, CEO, Nature Seychelles and IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas, Roman Eyholzer CEO, Porini Foundation, Prof. Feng Limin, Vice Director of National Forestry and Grassland Administration Amur Tiger and Amur Leopard Monitoring and Research Center, China.

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