IBM (NYSE: IBM) has announced its participation as an Associate Pathway Partner in the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP28) in 2023. The conference, which will be held in Dubai from November 30 to December 12, will be a watershed moment for global leaders, policymakers, scientists, and businesses to collaborate on climate action and work together to design a more sustainable future.
Throughout the conference, IBM will demonstrate how technology and consulting can help businesses, societies, and governments move faster toward sustainability goals. IBM can provide organizations solutions to help them decrease costs, waste, and emissions; promote transitions to clean energy; boost productivity; and establish more sustainable supply chains and responsible computing by consolidating data and embedding AI into key activities. IBM may also assist corporations in measuring their environmental effect, reporting against legal standards and public expectations, and operationalizing their data to help develop more efficient and sustainable businesses—all while maintaining profitability.
“Sustainability is one of our generation’s most pressing challenges, and both technology and partnerships will be critical to driving future progress,” said Jonathan Adashek, Senior Vice President, Marketing and Communications at IBM. “AI innovations such as IBM Watsonx are already available to assist organizations in developing AI to drive sustainability and efficiency.” In Dubai, IBM will assist the UAE Presidency’s COP28 agenda by continuing to collaborate with delegates on solutions that advance us all toward a low-carbon future.”
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IBM’s participation at COP28 draws on the company’s long history of environmental action, research, and advocacy. In 1971, the corporation announced its first environmental policy, and in 2007, it published a formal position on climate change. 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 through initiatives such as the IBM Sustainability Accelerator, it supports communities vulnerable to climate change and other environmental issues.
The location of this year’s United Nations Climate Change Conference also serves as a backdrop for IBM’s presence in the Middle East area, where its sustainability products assist enterprises and governments in improving efficiency and advancing their sustainability goals. For example, IBM and the Mohammed bin Zayed University of Artificial Intelligence (MBZUAI) are collaborating through a joint AI Center of Excellence to improve AI technology adoption, inform clean and renewable energy deployment, and drive sustainability with carbon neutral solutions.