Technology Can Make a Difference in the Fight against Climate Change


While scientists have predicted global warming will continue to worsen, technology is a bright spot that can help the fight against climate change.

Google, for instance, has developed technology solutions to help accelerate progress toward a greener and more resilient future, said experts at the Asian Development Bank's (ADB) third Southeast Asia Development Symposium (SEADS).

In the session, "Building a More Sustainable and Resilient World with Innovation," organized by Google, panelists outlined some of the solutions and tools the tech giant has developed and supported that are already making a difference in the fight against climate change, including a sustainability seed fund to support nonprofits in addressing sustainability challenges.


  • Moderator: Akito Tanaka, Senior Staff Writer and Chief Business News Correspondent, Nikkei Asia
  • Andrew Ure, Director, Public Affairs, Google Asia Pacific
  • Parimita Mohanty, Program Management Officer, Renewable Energy, United Nations Environment Programme
  • Febriadi Pratama, CEO, Gringgo Indonesia
  • Hamish McGowan, Professor, University of Queensland, Australia
  • Marija Ralic, Lead, Asia Pacific
  • Tomomi Matsuoka, Program Manager, Google Earth Outreach
  • Hiroki Miyajima, Director, Climate Policy Headquarters, City of Yokohama, Japan
  • Ryan Rahardjo, Head, Public Affairs, Southeast Asia, Google Asia Pacific

SEADS 2022, "Sustainable Solutions for Southeast Asia's Recovery," was held on 16–17 March.

Watch SEADS 2022 recordings.