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The Green Zone was managed by the United Arab Emirates government and open to only those who had registered. It included events, exhibitions, workshops and workshops to promote dialogue, awareness, education, and commitment on climate action.
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Bentley in the Green Zone at COP28

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Behind every infrastructure asset and behind every project is data waiting to be unlocked, understood, and used. From connecting critical information and workflows, to leveraging digital-twin-powered and AI-driven advancements, infrastructure intelligence is how we will build a more sustainable and resilient future.

As Microsoft’s sustainability partner, our sustainability experts shared insights, on how data as the foundation and digital capabilities as the building blocks, accelerating to infrastructure intelligence can help to adapt to climate change.

Expert Discussion

Microsoft Booth (Theatre Area) | Green Zone  

Powering Energy Transition

December 5, 2023 | 4:15 PM - 5:00 PM

Green Zone, Microsoft Booth Theatre Area

One of our biggest societal challenges and global goals to reach net zero GHG emissions by mid-century is accelerating the transition to low-carbon energy sources, ensuring universal access to sustainable and affordable electricity, and substantially increasing production of renewable energy across the world. Mature digital twin technologies for clean energy transition with solar, wind, and geothermal sources are already available today and can count for an efficient pathway to reach the desired outcomes quickly, and reduce cost and risk by accelerating innovation towards clean energy. In this session, we will discuss how these Azure-based technologies for large-scale energy production, electric transmission and distribution are aiding the shift to net zero through digitization.

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Decarbonizing Infrastructure

December 6, 2023 | 2:00 PM – 2:45 PM

Green Zone, Microsoft Booth Theatre Area

With infrastructure responsible for 79% of total greenhouse gas emissions, the world needs rapid and unprecedented transformation to achieve sustainable development goals (SDGs) and future-proof infrastructure. We will discuss how Azure-based digital twins can combine technologies such as AI, cloud computing, and IoT, support the implementation of essential sustainability principles, and help us move toward infrastructure intelligence, dramatically accelerating decarbonization now while reducing costs, even in hard-to-abate sectors.

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Facing Climate Change through Water Change

December 10, 2023 | 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Green Zone, Microsoft Booth Theatre Area

Azure-based water digital twins can be used as holistic, efficient, data-driven solutions to adapt and reduce climate-related water quantity issues with better-informed decisions in planning, designing, and operational stages. During this session, we will explore the importance of digital twins and other key technologies, and we’ll discuss the needed balance between exploring or treating new water resources vs. reducing inefficiencies in existing infrastructure.

SPEAKER

  • Thomas D. Krom, Industry Director, Environment at Seequent, The Bentley Subsurface Company