IBM Joins 2023 U.N. Climate Change Conference (COP28) as a Sponsor


Today, IBM (NYSE: IBM) proudly declares its role as an Associate Pathway Partner for the 2023 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP28).

This conference, hosted by the COP28 UAE Presidency in Dubai from November 30 to December 12, will serve as a pivotal juncture for global leaders, policymakers, scientists, and corporate entities to unite in their efforts to combat climate change and collectively forge a more sustainable future.

Throughout the conference, IBM will be at the forefront of demonstrating how technology and consulting services can empower businesses, society, and governments to accelerate their progress toward sustainability objectives. Leveraging data consolidation and the integration of AI into core functions, IBM will provide organizations with the tools they need to reduce costs, minimize waste, lower emissions, transition to clean energy sources, enhance productivity, and establish more sustainable supply chains and responsible computing practices. Furthermore, IBM will assist organizations in measuring their environmental impact, meeting regulatory requirements, and aligning with public expectations, enabling them to operationalize their data for the creation of efficient and sustainable enterprises, all while maintaining profitability.

Jonathan Adashek, Senior Vice President, Marketing and Communications at IBM, emphasized, “Sustainability is one of the biggest challenges of our lifetime, and both technology and partnerships will be key to driving future progress. AI innovations like IBM’s watsonx are already available to help organizations build AI to drive sustainability and efficiency. In Dubai, IBM will support the COP28 UAE Presidency’s agenda by working with attendees to continue collaborating on solutions that move us all toward a low-carbon future.”

Ambassador Majid, Director-General and Special Representative of the 28th Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change highlighted the importance of diverse stakeholders in ensuring the success of COP28, expressing gratitude for the global interest in sponsorships. He emphasized that all sectors of society have a crucial role to play in climate action.

IBM’s participation in COP28 is an extension of the company’s longstanding commitment to environmental action, research, and advocacy. IBM issued its first environmental policy in 1971 and formalized its position on climate change in 2007. The company is also a founding member of the United Nations Environment Programme’s Science-Policy-Business Forum on the Environment and the Climate Leadership Council. IBM actively supports communities vulnerable to climate change and other environmental challenges through initiatives like the IBM Sustainability Accelerator.

Furthermore, this year’s U.N. Climate Change Conference location provides a backdrop to IBM’s presence in the Middle East region, where the company’s sustainability offerings are assisting businesses and governments in improving efficiency and advancing their sustainability goals. For example, IBM collaborates with the Mohammed bin Zayed University of Artificial Intelligence (MBZUAI) through a joint AI Center of Excellence to facilitate AI technology adoption, inform the deployment of clean and renewable energy solutions, and contribute to sustainability efforts with carbon-neutral solutions.

For additional information on IBM’s sustainability solutions, please visit IBM Sustainability.

About IBM IBM is a global leader in hybrid cloud, AI, and consulting services. Operating in more than 175 countries, IBM helps clients leverage insights from their data, streamline business processes, reduce costs, and gain a competitive edge in their industries. Over 4,000 government and corporate entities in critical sectors such as financial services, telecommunications, and healthcare rely on IBM’s hybrid cloud platform and Red Hat OpenShift to drive their digital transformations securely and efficiently. IBM’s groundbreaking innovations in AI, quantum computing, industry-specific cloud solutions, and consulting services offer flexible and open options to clients. All of this is underpinned by IBM’s enduring commitment to trust, transparency, responsibility, inclusivity, and service.

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