Jun 08 2021


6:00 pm - 7:30 pm



Deep Dive: Climate, Green & Circular Economy

Paving the Way for a More Sustainable Future with Open Source Innovation

We are living in the most exciting and challenging time that we, as humans, have ever seen. While the greatest innovations are being realized, climate change and other environmental issues continue to rank among the most pressing challenges modern society is facing today. 

In the battle for a more sustainable and greener planet, open source technology demonstrates a strong commitment to sharing knowledge and data freely, setting common standards, and fostering innovation and sustainable economic growth. The FIWARE Community fully endorses the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and is observing a growing number of projects that combine open source design with sustainability, creating game-changing solutions to combat climate change and support the transition towards an inclusive, equitable green and circular economy. 

This Deep Dive session on “Climate, Green & Circular Economy” will bring together experts in the field to discuss how open source technology contributes to the ability and speed to address urgent challenges and the needs of society as a whole, thereby moving away from a linear economy and towards eco-effectiveness. Through keynotes and expert speeches, as well as use cases, the FIWARE Community will showcase how it is contributing to a greener planet, driving climate action and sustainability, cross-industry, with an unprecedented open source approach.

The Agenda

18:00 – 18:05 — Introduction by FIWARE Foundation
18:05 – 18:20 — Keynote Speech: “The Challenge for a Real Transition in Europe to Circular Economy and Decarbonization” by Emanuele Bompan (Environmental Journalist, Circular Economy Expert, and Editor-in-Chief, Renewable Matter)
18:20 – 18:35 — Keynote Speech: “Enabling the Global South to Leapfrog to a Regenerative Economy: the Potential of the Digital Revolution” by Monica A. Altamirano, PhD (Partner, NOW Partners)
18:35 – 18:50 — Expert Speech: “Tackling the Climate Crisis, the Open Source Way” by Jim Craig (Senior Product Manager, Red Hat)
18:50 – 19:05 — Expert Speech: “Digital Innovation for Sustainable Development” by Monique Calisti (President, Digital for Planet)
19:05 – 19:15 — Use Case: “Environmental Intelligence – Creating Smart and Sustainable Cities with Environmental Data” by Robert Heinecke (CEO, Breeze Technologies)
19:15 – 19:25 – Use Case: “PIXEL: IoT for Environmental Leverage” by Marc Despland (Solution Architect, Orange)
19:25 – 19:30 – Closing Remarks by FIWARE Foundation




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