DIGITAL FOR PLANET WEBINAR – SUSTAINABLE NEXT GENERATION INTERNET HORIZON EUROPE
April 14, 2021 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
The Sustainable Next Generation Internet Horizon Europe webinar aims to gather researchers, innovators and policy makers that across a number of communities are at work to ensure the transition toward a green and sustainable internet that is resilient and inclusive.
THE MAIN OBJECTIVE IS TO IDENTIFY RESEARCH AND INNOVATION CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES IN VIEW OF THE UPCOMING HORIZON EUROPE CALLS.
With the increasing dependence on the internet for many professional and private aspects of our lives, as exacerbated by the Covid-19 pandemic, there is a clear need to transition towards a safer, more resilient and better sustainable internet. When focusing on environmental aspects, the internet already uses 9% of global energy, a total that by some of the most extreme estimates could go up to as much as 23% of global greenhouse emissions by 2030.
Next generation internet technologies, from core to access networks, from the physical to the application layer, must become greener, both in the way they are developed and in the way they are deployed. Reducing the CO2 footprint of the internet, requires public and private organisations, as well as individuals, to become aware of the environmental impact social media, online advertising, and online streaming, to mention some, are already having. All stakeholders must be engaged in redefining the way we use and consume internet technologies to ensure the twin green digital transition will sustain and grow our economy and society in a sustainable way.
The Sustainable Next Generation Internet Horizon Europe webinar is gathering top experts from public authorities, industry and academia to present and discuss how energy-efficient technologies, mechanisms, and policies must be put in place at several levels to ensure a safe, resilient and sustainable Internet.
Relevant Horizon Europe initiatives will be presented, as well as concrete activities planned by the Digital for Planet – D4P Sustainable Next Generation Internet Working Group, in preparation of upcoming Horizon Europe Calls.