The Mobile Meetings Series

Start: Monday 1 April 2019

End: Monday 1 April 2019

Venue: GSMA Europe Office

Location: Regent Park, 1st floor, Boulevard du Regent 35, 1000 Brussels

Moving towards a Sustainable Mobile Sector: Progress, Gaps and Acceleration

In this MMS, participants will discuss how the European economy, the mobile sector and policy-makers can work together to accelerate actions in order to meet the 2050 climate goals.

The fight against climate change is a priority across the globe. In Europe, Commission President Ursula von der Leyen’s “Agenda for Europe” identifies a “European Green Deal” as the top objective for her first 100 days in office.

The mobile sector’s biggest impact on fighting climate change may well stem from its role as an enabling technology for other industry sectors to reduce their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Accelerating connectivity and sustainability go hand in hand to achieve maximum impact on the SDGs. The mobile industry was the first global sector to commit to achieving the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in 2016. At European level, GSMA has also taken the first step towards becoming a carbon-neutral industry by putting in place measures to ensure greater transparency regarding current levels of emissions by working closely with the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP). Disclosure agreements currently cover 5.5 billion connections out of the 9 billion that GSMA Europe operates. The sector’s climate actions also involve moving to renewable energy.

This event is by invitation only and will be held under the Chatham House rule. Registration will be granted on a first-come-first-serve basis and limited to one representative per company.

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Hosted in our offices, the Mobile Meetings Series are small scale – but big scope – invitation-only events for the Brussels public policy audience. Join us for a different take on the main issues affecting the mobile communications industry and its place in Europe’s information society.

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