IBM at UN Climate Change Conference. Photo: IBM
IBM to Showcase AI Technology at UN Climate Change Conference
IBM’s role at COP28 builds on the company’s long history of action, research, and advocacy around the environment.
Tech company IBM (NYSE: IBM) has announced its role as an Associate Pathway Partner of the 2023 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP28).
The conference, which will be hosted by the COP28 UAE Presidency in Dubai from November 30 to December 12, invites global leaders, policymakers, scientists, and businesses to collaborate on climate action and work together to shape a more sustainable future.
Throughout the conference, IBM will showcase how technology and consulting can enable business, society, and government to accelerate progress toward sustainability goals.
By consolidating data and embedding AI into core functions, IBM can offer organizations tools to help them reduce costs, waste, and emissions; advance transitions to clean energy; improve productivity; and develop more sustainable supply chains and responsible computing.
IBM can also help organizations measure their environmental impact, report against regulatory requirements and public expectations, and operationalize their data to help create more efficient and sustainable enterprises—without compromising profitability.
IBM’s role at COP28 builds on the company’s long history of action, research, and advocacy around the environment. The company issued its first environmental policy more than 50 years ago—in 1971—and published a formal position on climate change in 2007.
IBM is also a founding member of the United Nations Environment Programme’s Science-Policy-Business Forum on the Environment and the Climate Leadership Council, and supports communities vulnerable to climate change and other environmental issues through initiatives like the IBM Sustainability Accelerator.
The location of this year’s UN Climate Change Conference is also a backdrop to IBM’s presence in the Middle East region, where its sustainability offerings are helping businesses and governments improve efficiency and advance their sustainability goals.
For instance, IBM and the Mohammed bin Zayed University of Artificial Intelligence (MBZUAI) are collaborating through a joint AI Center of Excellence to improve the adoption of AI technology, inform the deployment of clean and renewable energy, and help drive sustainability with carbon neutral solutions.