The climate emergency, the depletion of natural resources and the loss of biodiversity have never reached such a critical level. Faced with a threat unlike any other in the history of humanity, young people and those most exposed to environmental risks are rising up all over the world. The current waves of climate migration are nothing compared to what we will see in the future. With such an enormous challenge ahead of us, technology can play a positive or negative role. There are many solutions we can work on with civil society, such as developing low-tech citizen technology that consumes less energy, repurposing hardware and software for environmental solutions and using data science to analyse critical situations.
- 3 times more natural disasters in the last 30 years due to climate change and biodiversity loss
- 4% of global greenhouse gas emissions come from digital technology use
- 143 million climate migrants expected by 2050, according to the World Bank.
This is why Thales Solidarity is committed to support the ecological transition, by supporting:
- The resilience of populations to environmental risks
- Environmental damage prevention and management
- The creation of local, non-profit, low-tech solutions.
Who are we trying to reach?
- People in areas most impacted by environmental damage and risks
- Those involved in raising citizen awareness of environmental issues
- Civil society actors developing impactful solutions: students, scientists, social entrepreneurs, etc.