DGG participated in the CODES stakeholder roundtable consultation on 7 May 2021 and the CODES conference “Accelerating A Digital Planet for Sustainability” on 10-11 June to provide input for the draft report “A digital planet for sustainability”.
CODES (Coalition for Digital Environmental Sustainability) is a global initiative in support of the UN Secretary-General’s Roadmap for Digital Cooperation and in collaboration with the Office of the Secretary-General’s Envoy on Technology, the United Nations Environment Programme, the United Nations Development Programme, the International Science Council, the German Environment Agency, the Government of Kenya, Future Earth, and Sustainability in the Digital Age.
CODES is an open stakeholder coalition established to firmly anchor environmental sustainability needs within the Digital Cooperation Roadmap. Through co-design and implementation of a common vision rooted in shared values, the initiative will work to accelerate a digital planet for sustainability that values thriving natural ecosystems, human wellbeing and community resilience.The co-champions will organize meetings, shape discussions, issue flagship reports and help forge collaborations towards an Acceleration Plan for Digitalizing Environmental Sustainability. DGG is an active member since March 2021.
The stakeholder roundtable was organised to provide feedback on the flagship report on “A Digital Planet for Sustainability”. The report provides a core input to the CODES conference “Accelerating A Digital Planet for Sustainability” held on 10-11 June.
The report is a synthesis of the digital transformation and environmental sustainability nexus. It seeks to lay the basis for international dialogue on how these two mega trends connect, the risks and opportunities they represent, and a set of short-term priorities for public and private sector collaboration.The intention is to collectively influence how public and private sector funding is allocated to build a digital planet for sustainability in terms of the data, standards, safeguards, infrastructure, public-private partnerships and digital public goods. In particular, it will identify the kind of incentives and enabling policies that are needed to unlock commercial and public investment in thriving, inclusive and nature positive economies.