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AI for Good: Microsoft’s contribution to a green recovery
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Microsoft’s Contribution to a Green Recovery is a part of the AI for Good Series.
Taking a sustainable approach to post-COVID-19 recovery is essential for rebuilding a healthy society and a healthy economy. Microsoft’s Chief Environmental Officer Lucas Joppa talks about the still-urgent need for global cuts in greenhouse gas emissions and the opportunities for a greener recovery. Microsoft has set itself ambitious yet achievable goals to become carbon negative by 2030 and by 2050 to remove the company’s historical emissions since 1975—innovating with AI, data, and technology to make it happen. These goals can only be realized if the public and private sectors come together to share research, learnings, and best practices. The new Transform to Net Zero coalition can help all stakeholders jointly turn carbon commitments into real progress toward a net zero future.
The AI for Good series is the leading action-oriented, global & inclusive United Nations platform on AI. The Summit is organized every year in Geneva by the ITU with XPRIZE Foundation in partnership with over 35 sister United Nations agencies, Switzerland and ACM. The goal is to identify practical applications of AI and scale those solutions for global impact.