Climate X by Digital DNA
About Climate X
This November, Digital DNA brings a new event to Belfast, focusing on the biggest challenge facing our society today. Climate X is the tech community's opportunity to come together as one; to discuss the challenges of climate change, explore the biggest ideas in the climate tech space and specifically look at how technology, science and innovation will contribute to the climate change targets that global leaders have agreed upon.
Strategically placed on the week following COP26 concludes, this groundbreaking event for Northern Ireland will act as a platform for local leaders to discuss the outcomes of the global summit and how any new policy or accords agreed by global leaders will impact local companies and organisations.
Attendees at Climate X will have the opportunity to hear from climate tech evangelists, industry leaders, activists and investors. Speakers and panelists will be discussing some of the big ideas and challenges surrounding climate tech, what actual impact the adoption of new technologies is having and the innovation taking place right here in Northern Ireland to help combat the climate crisis.
Talks will include;
The future of Town & City Centres - How do we create Greener Cities for the Future Our town and city centres are undergoing a massive transformation, with all sectors of the business community adapting to a post-pandemic world and footfall still lower than pre-pandemic levels. Yet our towns and city centres remain a major contributor to climate change with estimates from the UN Environmental Programme suggesting cities are responsible for 75 percent of global CO2 emissions, with transport and buildings being among the largest contributors. If we are to meet new climate targets whilst balancing the need for a vibrant city centre economy, what does our future town and city centres look like and how will technology enable this change?
All Hype or the next big thing - An Investors view on Climate Tech Climate Tech has witnessed unprecedented amounts of investment over the past few years. But has the rush of investor dollars over-hyped the space or is climate tech the real deal! Panellists will discuss some of the biggest bets being made in Climate Tech and what we could be seeing in everyday life in 10 years.
The Technology Dilemma - what can we actually achieve in the next 10 years? With many cutting edge technologies in development, it is inevitable that many will not make it into the mainstream. So how much of the hype around Climate Tech is aspiration and how much of it will actually become ubiquitous and practical to wider society. Are we placing too much hope on technology to deliver the results needed to make a significant difference to reduce the impacts of climate change?
Plus much much more...