Recording: Leveraging Technology for a Healthy Planet

Thursday, May 28, 1:00-2:00 PM ET

The current pandemic crisis offers a reminder of the critical role technology plays in solving humanity’s urgent social and environmental challenges. We cannot afford to lose momentum in our efforts to address climate change, biodiversity loss and other pressing environmental issues. Emergent technologies such as AI, blockchain, big data and smartphone applications offer a new opportunity to enhance the speed, scale and precision of our critical work. From our urban centres to our most remote coasts, change-makers across Canada and around the world are already leveraging these technologies for a healthy planet. What do we know about their social and environmental implications? Furthermore, how are environmental NGOs positioned to support their social and environmental upsides?

The recording will be available until July 28, 2020.

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With generous support from the RBC Foundation, Environment Funders Canada commissioned a new report by ASI Canada exploring how emerging technologies are already advancing environmental solutions, protecting our planetary systems, monitoring vulnerable species and supporting at-risk communities and the opportunities this presents for philanthropy and investors.

Moderated by Ed Whittingham of ASI Canada, including remarks from Thea Silver of Environment Funders Canada and with a presentation by report author Nicole Doray of ASI Canada followed by a moderated discussion.