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Dienstag, 16. Januar 2024 16.00 – 19.00 Uhr In meinem Kalender speichern


AI for low carbon cities (Booked out! You can watch the Livestream instead)

Creating low-carbon cities is one of the key levers for tackling the climate crisis. Whilst many cities already pledged to reduce CO2 emissions, it remains unclear if those targets are reached or which measures would contribute most effectively. With the digital transformation underway and many AI-based technologies changing everyday life, there is an opportunity to explore how data-driven tools can contribute to actually reducing CO2 emissions.

Increasingly, cities are interested in unlocking the potential of digital technologies and tailor applications and connected services to their public sector needs. Steering the development of digital technologies, including AI, however, comes with a diverse set of questions:

  • What are impactful applications of AI for low carbon urban planning?
  • What kind of expertise do we need and who do we collaborate with?
  • What data is required vs what data do we have?
  • What kind of mindset do local governments need to adopt?
  • What are first experiences and challenges in Berlin?

We invite you to explore these questions and more in an interactive gathering of pioneers and thought leaders at the nexus of AI, climate change and cities based in Berlin.

The event is an opportunity to debate various perspectives on opportunities, challenges, requirements and risks using AI in an urban climate change context. As such we will discuss current trends, exemplary applications and insights.


  • Francesca Bria, President of the Italian National Innovation Fund
  • Robert Heinecke, CEO, Breeze Technologies
  • Nikola Milojevic-Dupont, PhD researcher, Mercator Research Institute for Global Commons and Climate Change
  • Myrian Rigal, Senior Product Manager, Technologiestiftung Berlin
  • Katrin Fritsch, Green Web Foundation

Moderation: Marie Josefine Hintz, Technical University Berlin & Hertie School, Aurel von Richthofen, ARUP & Hubert Beroche, UrbanAI


The event is hosted jointly with UrbanAI and supported by the following partners:

Climate Change Center Berlin-Brandenburg - interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary center for research and knowledge transfer. We work with scientists and researchers, policymakers, business leaders and civil society representatives on solutions to make Berlin and Brandenburg climate-neutral and adapt to the consequences of the climate crisis.

Technologie Stiftung – devoted to the digital transformation of Berlin’s administration in education, culture and economy. As such it shapes digital innovation towards supporting sustainability transformation and transparency.

Berlin Partner - coordinates Smart City Network Berlin, supports established companies and scientific institutions in Berlin in expanding and connecting as well as promotes business, technology and innovation. 

Hertie School – Data Science Lab - leverages and amplifies breakthroughs in data science and artificial intelligence (AI) to tackle major societal problems. The Lab builds capacity through training and educating the new generation of public policy professionals and practitioners that utilize Data Science and AI to tackle the complex societal challenges of today.

Climate Change AI - a global non-profit that catalyzes impactful work at the intersection of climate change and machine learning. CCAI has led the creation of a global movement in climate change and machine learning, encompassing researchers, engineers, entrepreneurs, investors, policymakers, companies, and NGOs.

42 Berlin - a non-profit Coding School using peer-to-peer, gamified learning to inspire tech for good.

Mercator Research Institute for Global Commons and Climate Change – scientific think tank that combines high-level economic and social science analyses with a structured approach at the science-policy interface, based in Berlin.


Christine Weiß
Referat Digitale Ordnungspolitik


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This event is fully booked. Alternatively you can watch the event without registration in the livestream.

Weitere Informationen

Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung - Bundesstiftung Berlin
Schumannstr. 8
10117 Berlin
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Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung - Bundesstiftung Berlin
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