March 21, 2023

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Do we have the power to make the planet more sustainable?

November brought news on the most urgent topic for humanity: the sustainability of the planet. This is thanks to three international events that have mobilized hundreds of thousands of people.

The first of these is the UN Climate Conference in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, called COP27 – I’ve talked more about that. Here🇧🇷 COPs are held annually and are the largest and most important climate-related event on the entire planet.

It is the main forum for monitoring the Paris Agreement, signed by 197 countries. It is also the main forum for agreeing on the necessary measures to implement this important document aimed at preventing imminent climate catastrophe.

Holding COP27 in a country on the African continent where the impacts of climate change are most deeply felt is purely symbolic.

Highly sensitive and controversial issues should be discussed with their due seriousness. These include the financial need for damages and the overall goal of adaptation.

In addition, it is necessary to start V20: A group of 20 countries most vulnerable to climate change. There is no doubt: climate justice must be a central feature of the entire event.

The second, WebSummit, the world’s largest innovation and technology event, brought together more than 70 thousand people in Lisbon, Portugal, between November 2 and 4.

I had the opportunity to follow the conference program and was amazed by the progress of the innovation and technology agenda, especially led by the 2,600 startups from different countries presented at the event.

But what was really surprising was that the theme of sustainability was unprecedented at the event, with hundreds of experts and dozens of panels discussing the role of technology and innovation in saving the world from climate catastrophe.

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Finally, the GovTech Summit in The Hague, Netherlands brought together experts, general managers and enthusiasts of the govtech agenda.

As this year’s gathering was even better Brasillab wins “The GovTech Awards 2022”.In the “Excellence in Supporting Innovation” category, there were 64 entries from companies from 17 different countries.

Three key events gathered thousands of people to discuss ways to save humanity from the climate emergency.

I have many reasons to celebrate the role of innovation and technology in this debate. The recognition that digital solutions are the key lever to save us from disaster is absolutely heartening.

However, as a pragmatic optimist, I insist that it is past time to let go of promises and effectively implement changes.

We know the problem, we have all the resources to tackle it, and we’re running out of time. Let us be vigilant in this emergency and learn how to demand effective action from our leaders.