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Getting to a fossil free internet by 2030 – a tour of the tech and policy changes to get us there
Over the last few years, the idea of a carbon aware, fossil free internet by 2030 has become more than just interesting idea. It has become something that is socially and economically plausible, as well as desirable and inline with the latest climate science.
In this talk Chris will cover some of the key drivers to make this possible, and what key policy changes can accelerate our transition from fossil fuels in the technology sector.
Chris will discuss:
Participants will leave with a good grounding of the progress made in the Greening of IT, the challenges facing us for the rest of the decade, and a better idea of their role in the coming energy transition, particularly in the tech sector.
Chris Adams is the Executive Director of the Green Web Foundation, a non profit focussed on reaching a fossil free internet by 2030. He’s spent the last 15 years as an environmentally focussed tech generalist, working as a user researcher, product manager, developer, sysadmin and UX designer.
He is a contributing editor to the Ars Electronica award winning Branch Magazine, is the policy chair of the Green Software Foundation, an industry body comprised of non profits and some of the largest names in the tech world, including, Microsoft, Thoughtworks, Github and others.
The schedule is as follows:
🔓 12.20pm – CrowdCast room opens
👋 12.30pm – Event starts with a welcome from your meet-up organisers, Ellen, Hannah and Mike
📢 12.35pm – Our famous 60 second intros – a chance for attendees to introduce themselves, ask for help and tell us about something the group might find interesting
💚 12.45pm – Chris’s talk
❓ 1.15pm – Questions
🗓️ 1.25pm – Round-up, other community notices and next event announcement
The event will be recorded and will be available along with the slides to view shortly afterwards.
This is a free online event streaming via the CrowdCast platform. You will see the link once you RSVP. The evening before the event, we’ll email those that RSVPed with more details about what to expect when using CrowdCast.