OECD AI at COP28: Greening global energy grids with AI and connectivity
This session will provide an overview of the state of clean energy systems, examples of enabling technologies that support energy resilience, and share best practices from across jurisdictions.
According to the International Energy Agency (IEA), at least half of global reductions in CO₂ emissions required for a net zero scenario by 2050 rely on clean energy technology developments yet to reach full commercialisation. This panel discussion will analyse the relationship between artificial intelligence (AI) and efficient energy systems, and implications for communication infrastructure policy. Namely, the policy opportunities and challenges presented by AI-enabled energy systems and the underlying connectivity that helps countries leverage the green and digital “twin transitions” in support of their climate goals. Over the coming decades, digital technologies are set to make energy systems around the world more connected, intelligent, efficient, reliable and sustainable. This session provided an overview of the state of clean energy systems, examples of enabling technologies that support energy resilience, and shared best practices from across jurisdictions.
- Celine Caira, Economist/Policy Analyst, OECD
- Serge Abiteboul, Board Member, ARCEP
- Shamira Ahmed, Founder & Executive Director, Data Economy Policy Hub
- Marc-André Forget, Founder and CEO, dcbel
- Philipp Offenberg, Senior Manager, Europe, Breakthrough Energy
- Brendan Reidenbach, Energy Analyst, International Energy Agency
- Marc Spieler, Senior Managing Director, NVIDIA
- Alexia Gonzalez Fanfalone, Telecommunication Economist/Policy Analyst, OECD
- Johannes Kirnberger, Consultant, OECD
For more information on OECD.AI’s work on AI compute and climate:
- OECD Working Party and Network of Experts on AI
- Measuring the environmental impacts of artificial intelligence compute and applications
- Can AI help save the planet?
- The twin transitions: are digital technologies the key to a clean energy future?
- Recommendation of the Council on Information and Communication Technologies and the Environment