Data and digital technologies can play a critical role for the progress towards a more sustainable future. They have the potential to enhance transparency and help inform policymaking and consumer choices at national and international level.
Under the theme of Environmental Data, this cross-sectorial dialogue will look at “Using data and digital technologies to advance sustainable trade and environmental transparency” and will hold two complementary sessions.
The first session will bring together representatives of the private and public sector, academia and international organizations to generate a broader discussion on the potential use, challenges and opportunities for digital data to enhance transparency and advance sustainable trade. The panellists will share their first-hand experience and expertise in digital technologies (such as blockchain), tools, and digital data and will reflect on how these can enhance transparency and advance sustainable trade.
The second session will focus on the concept of a digital product passport to discuss its potential to enhance transparency and make trade and consumption more sustainable. Experts from governments and international organisations will gather to examine the kinds of environmental data standards, flows and infrastructure needed to underpin a digital product passport as well as the data and enabling policy framework required to scale it globally.