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Technological advances have brought down the C02 emission intensity of GDP in the UNECE region by 31% from 2010 to 2020. But progress on climate action remains far too slow. Each one of the past twelve months has been the hottest such month on record. The cost of extreme weather events, such as…
The most senior statisticians of countries across and beyond the UNECE region meet in Geneva this week for the 72nd annual Plenary Session of the Conference of European Statisticians. Kicking off their deliberations, a shared session with UN-GGIM Europe, the United Nations’ European geospatial body…
Taking part in the OECD Science and Technology Policy Ministerial in Paris on 23-24 April, UNECE Executive Secretary Tatiana Molcean stressed the need to harness the full potential of science, technology and innovation to facilitate the shift to clean energy, reduce environmental pressures, and…
Would you trust artificial intelligence (AI) in your heart? This is not some imaginary, science-fiction scenario. Biomedical companies are already developing pacemakers embedded with AI. Digital technologies like AI are also opening new possibilities such as improved management of natural resources…
Discussions at the recent 33rd annual session of UNECE’s Working Party on Regulatory Cooperation and Standardization Policies (WP.6) focused on how to target continued compliance of products with embedded artificial intelligence, reflecting the importance and the challenge that such products can…
Artificial intelligence (AI) is becoming more prominent in the world that surrounds us even if it has existed for a good deal of time.  The Internet search engines have been using AI to identify articles that correspond with our search, enabling product advertisers to correlate their marketing with…
United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres noted that two seismic shifts will shape the 21st century: the climate crisis and digital transformation. Just as international cooperation is crucial to preserving the health of the planet, it is also needed to reap the benefits of digital…