COP26 Side Events
Climate Change AI presented multiple side events at the 2021 UN Climate Change Climate Change Conference (COP26). All events were held in a hybrid format, both virtually and in Glasgow.
"AI for Climate Action" @ German Pavilion Full Recording
Monday 8 November, 17:30-19:00 UTC
Artificial intelligence and machine learning can offer a powerful suite of tools for climate change mitigation and adaptation, but many of the associated opportunities face hurdles in realizing their full potential. Through presentations of use cases and an expert panel discussion, this 90-minute event aims to inform decision-makers about ways in which AI can accelerate climate action, and address how policymakers can facilitate impactful work. This event will support the launch of the AI-for-Climate Roadmap from the Global Partnership on AI (a global initiative backed by 18 countries) offering detailed and actionable guidance for how governments can support AI-for-Climate applications.
This event is co-organized by Climate Change AI , the Centre for AI & Climate, and the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety.
- Daniel Schmitt (German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety)
- Dr. Cristóbal de la Maza (Chilean Superintendency of Environment)
- Dr. Catherine Nakalembe (University of Maryland, NASA Harvest)
- Pete Clutton-Brock (Radiance, Centre for AI & Climate)
- Erika Gupta (US Department of Energy)
- Dr. Marta Kwiatkowska (University of Oxford)
Use case presenters:
- Dr. Arshad Mansoor (Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI))
- Edoardo Nemni (United Nations Satellite Centre (UNOSAT))
- Dr. Irene Sturm (Digital Rail for Germany, Deutsche Bahn)
- Dr. Lynn Kaack (Hertie School, Climate Change AI)
- Priya Donti (Carnegie Mellon University, Climate Change AI)
A full recording is available here.
"A Clearer Picture: Towards Radical Transparency in Measurement, Reporting and Verification of Climate Action with AI" @ UNFCCC Innovation Pavilion Full Recording
Wednesday 10 November, 16:00-17:00 UTC
Through an expert panel discussion, this 60-minute event aims to inform decision-makers about ways in which AI can provide increased transparency and accountability to global and local climate action, discuss the limits and bottlenecks for deployment, and address how policymakers can facilitate impactful work leveraging digital MRV to mobilize finance, protect communities, and democratize actionable information.
This event is co-organized by Climate Change AI, the Centre for AI & Climate, and Climate TRACE.
- Dr. Dava Newman (MIT Media Lab)
- Dr. Marco Schletz (University of North Carolina)
- Luiza Barguil (XPrize)
- Matthew Gray (TransitionZero, Climate TRACE)
- Dr. Alejandro Paredes Trapero (FSC Indigenous Foundation)
- David Dao (ETH Zürich, Climate Change AI)