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Google and Deloitte Drive Climate Action with Digital Solutions

Google and Deloitte Drive Climate Action with Digital Solutions

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Executive Summary:

Google’s new Digital Sprinters sustainability report, commissioned by Deloitte, explores how digital technologies like AI and IoT can accelerate climate solutions, particularly in developing markets. The report emphasizes the role of public policy in deploying these solutions and offers strategic recommendations to drive digital transformation for climate action.

Key Impact Points:

  • Digital Tech for Climate Action: AI, IoT, and cloud platforms can significantly reduce global emissions.
  • Policy Recommendations: Focus on infrastructure, education, innovation, and enabling policies to drive digital transformation for climate action.
  • Climate Resilience: Digital tools enhance forecasting and response strategies, crucial for areas highly susceptible to climate impacts.

Digital Tech for Climate Action

Google, in partnership with Deloitte, has launched the Digital Sprinters sustainability report. This report examines how digital solutions such as AI and IoT can reduce emissions and promote sustainability. Google’s commitment to using technology to combat climate change spans three decades, recognizing the significant potential of digital tech to accelerate meaningful action.

We believe that fighting climate change is an important collective challenge and for three decades, we have been using technology to accelerate meaningful action,” says Google.

Policy Recommendations

The report provides policy recommendations across four strategic areas: Infrastructure, People, Enabling Policies, and Technology Innovation. These recommendations aim to enhance digital transformation and support climate action:

  • Infrastructure: Policies expanding internet access and data availability, along with public support for satellite and IoT deployment, can create an environment conducive to effective climate solutions.
  • People: Enhancing digital education can develop a workforce skilled in climate science and digital technology.
  • Technological Innovation: Establishing innovation hubs, supporting early-stage digital businesses, and adopting digital climate solutions can bolster government initiatives.
  • Enabling Policies: Creating standards for climate-related information and using digital tools to implement sustainability regulations can help foster sustainable markets.

Climate Resilience

With over 3.6 billion people living in areas vulnerable to climate change, digital tools are essential for crisis response and building resilient infrastructure. These technologies enable precise climate impact forecasting and improve decision-making, automation, and innovation.

Digital tools enable precise climate impact forecasting through data collection and analysis, forming the basis for planning and response strategies,” highlights the report.

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Google’s Digital Sprinters framework assists governments in shaping policies for digital transformation. The report underscores the need for strategic public policies to deploy digital solutions effectively, thereby accelerating climate action and fostering economic growth.


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