IBM named technology partner for COP27 in Egypt

Ahram Online , Wednesday 14 Sep 2022

Leading US tech company IBM announced on Wednesday that it has been named technology partner for the 2022 UN Climate Change Conference (COP27), set to take place in November in Egypt.

Assistant Foreign Minister Ashraf Ibrahim signs an MoU with General Manager for IBM Egypt Marwa Abbas under which IBM becomes a technology partner of COP27. Press photo


At the conference, IBM will “showcase how technology and consulting can help business and government leaders align sustainability goals to organisational objectives, responding to regulatory demands and without compromising profitability,” the company said in a statement.

IBM’s chairman and CEO Arvind Krishna said she believes in the role of technology in turning the ambitions of sustainability into action.

“At IBM, we combine technology and expertise to help some of the world’s largest public and private organisations achieve their sustainability goals, in addition to setting our own strong environmental commitment,” Krishna stated.

In August, Egypt, the president of COP27, signed an MoU with Boston Consulting Group (BCG), naming the American global management consulting firm the exclusive partner for the conference.

Also, Egypt and Vodafone signed an MoU last month, under which the British multinational telecommunications company will be the principle partner for communications for the conference.

Egypt is preparing to host COP27 in the Red Sea city of Sharm El-Sheikh from 6 to 18 November with ambitions to turn climate pledges into actions as per the Paris Agreement in coordination with international partners.

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