lighting, Diplomacy

Panel: Climate | AI | Digital 

05 March 2024


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Climate | AI | Digital 

Issues, Actors, and Interplays

5 March 2024 (9.00 – 12.15)

WMO Building

7bis, Avenue de la Paix

Salle Obasi (ground floor)

Climate, digital, and AI are three critical developments of our era. They will be discussed during the seminar co-hosted by the College of Europe, the World Meteorological Organization, DiploFoundation, and the Canton and the Republic of Geneva.

Experts, diplomats, and students of the College of Europe will address the following issues: climate (water, aerosols, and oceans), digital (data, cybersecurity) and AI (risks and governance), as well as how they affect each other. 

9.00 – 9.30 Welcome and introductory addresses

  • Maja Drazenovic Carrieri, Director of Governance Services, World Meteorological Organization (WMO)
  • Sieglinde Gstöhl, Director of Studies, College of Europe, Bruges
  • Olivier Coutau, Delegate of the Republic and the State of Geneva 
  • Jovan Kurbalija, Director of DiploFoundation & Head of Geneva Internet Platform

9.30 – 10.30 Digital developments: data, AI, and cybersecurity

  • Imad Aad, Lead, Centre for Digital Trust (C4DT), EPFL
  • Richard Hill, Independent consultant, Richard Hill & Associates
  • Anita Lamprecht, Active member and ambassador of the non-profit legal think tank Liquid Legal Institute e.V.
  • Sorina Teleanu, Director of Knowledge, DiploFoundation

10.30 – 11.00 Coffee break

11.00 – 12.00 Climate developments: water, aerosols, and oceans

  • Ermira Fida, Deputy Secretary of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) 
  • Gianpaolo Balsamo, Director, Global Greenhouse Gas Watch (G3W), World Meteorological Organization (WMO)
  • Daniel Trup, Senior Legal Advisor, World Meteorological Organization (WMO)

12.00 – 12.15 Discussion: interplays between climate and digital developments