IEEE 802®, Foundation For Connectivity And Climate Change Mitigation
22 September 2023

Beyond the role of enabling fast, reliable, and high-quality communication, IEEE 802 standards have also played a significant role in enabling ubiquitous digital connectivity and thereby supporting many aspects of the reduction of carbon emissions.

Expanding Energy-Storage Needs with Hydrogen
9 June 2023

The rapid advancement of technology has led to a staggering increase in digital content. Managing data and cloud services is key to reducing the carbon impact.

Smart Cities Rely on Smart Infrastructure to Make People's Lives Better
08 September 2023

Digital connectivity has revolutionized the way we communicate, work, and interact with the world. Technology advancements such as 5G are emerging as powerful tools and proving critical in enabling smart infrastructure for a cleaner future.

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IEEE’s mission is to advance technology for the benefit of humanity. Today the world faces its largest modern-day threat—climate change. We recognize this global crisis and are committed to helping combat and mitigate the effects of climate change through pragmatic and accessible technical solutions and providing engineers and technologists with a neutral space for discussion and action.

Featured Resources from IEEE

IEEE Spectrum Articles on Climate Change

Inside the Global Race to Tap Potent Offshore Wind

Here’s why we need wind turbines that float [ Read more ]

A New Energy-Efficient Hydrogel Pulls Water From Air

This new material could help provide drinking water in hot, arid places [ Read more ]

Watch Out, That Hill Might Collapse!

AI can analyze satellite data to predict which areas might be most vulnerable to landslides [ Read more ]

President’s Note: Forging Partnerships will Sharpen IEEE’s Edge

New collaborations with the U.N. and the European Commission target climate change [ Read more ]

​African Hydropower Confronts Cheap Solar and Wind ​

Climate woes and price-cratering renewables present a rocky course ahead [ Read more ]

IEEE Xplore® Climate Change Collection

On the History and Future of 100% Renewable Energy Systems Research

Hands holding holographic green Eearth imagery for Xplore Article 9837910

Research on 100% renewable energy systems is a relatively recent phenomenon. It was initiated in the mid-1970s, catalyzed by skyrocketing oil prices. Since the mid-2000s, it has quickly evolved into a prominent research field encompassing… [ Read more ]

Farm imagery for Xplore Article #9662338

Water is becoming scarcer. The unmonitored control and the extensive use of fossil fuel in water-table pumping for irrigation exacerbate global warming and harm the environment. Along with the rapid population growth and… [Read more]

IEEE Events related to Climate Change

IEEE VPPC Milan, Italy.

Milan, Italy
24 – 27 Oct 2023

Discover the future of sustainable transportation at the 2023 IEEE Vehicle Power and Propulsion (IEEE VPPC 2023). [Read more]

ECCE 2023 Nashville, TN

Nashville, TN
29 Oct – 11 Nov 2023

Immerse yourself in the forefront of electrical and electromechanical energy conversion at the IEEE Energy Conversion Congress & Expo conference in Nashville, Tennessee. [Read more]

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