Planet Positive 2030: Prioritizing ecosystem and human wellbeing in the use of technology-based solutions

September 19-20, the Hague Conference Centre New Babylon, the Hague, NL

Achieving a sustainable, net-zero-emissions future by 2050 and a net-negative GHG emissions future beyond 2050 will require the acceleration of technology development and deployment. Measurable and meaningful ESG (environmental, social, and governance) metrics, together with other private and public-sector initiatives and policies, will help advance technology for sustainability.

Hosted by IEEE SA in collaboration with TU Delft and the TU Delft Digital Ethics Centre on September 19-20 in the Hague, this by-invitation event will explore regulatory, policy, and financial frameworks critical to advancing technology which prioritizes people, planet, and purpose-driven progress. Keynote addresses and panel discussions will be complemented by working writing sessions inspired by Planet Positive 2030, an initiative supported by IEEE SA. 

The writing sessions will help progress a Compendium document, Strong Sustainability by Design, which will address various climate change and sustainability issues with recommendations and practical approaches. 

To attend the live event, or to be able to access the livestream of mainstage events, sign up via the Registration page.

If you would like to participate in the community and join a committee, please go to Planet Positive 2030 to learn how to get involved.  Note that if you want to contribute to writing sessions at the Workshop virtually, you need to join one or more Committees before September 10. Committee topics are listed below: 

Guiding Principles

Metrics / Indicators

Economics / Regulation

Global Methodologies

Forests and Trees

Rivers and Lakes

Towns and Cities

Ocean and Coasts

Farmlands and Grasslands, Mountains and Peatlands

Human Wisdom and Culture

Sustainability Commons

Sustainable Workforce Opportunities


Keynotes will be delivered by: 

Eva Kaili, Vice President of the European Parliament 

Herman Russchenberg, Pro Vice Rector Magnificus for Climate Action at TU Delft.  

Nicolas MiailheRaja Chatila, and David Jensen, Global Partnership on Artificial Intelligence (Project RAISE) and United Nations Environment Programme (CODES)

Melodena Stephens, Professor at Mohammed Bin Rashid School of Government

Event Organizers

Maike Luiken

Chair, Planet Positive 2030 Initiative, IEEE Past VP of Member and Geographic Activities

John C. Havens 

Sustainability Practice Lead, IEEE Standards Association and Executive Director, The IEEE Global Initiative on Ethics of Autonomous and Intelligent Systems.  Staff Lead, Planet Positive 2030 Initiative

Jeroen van den Hoven

Scientific Director TU Delft Digital Ethics Centre, Full Professor Ethics and Technology

Stefan Buijsman

Managing Director TU Delft Digital Ethics Centre, Assistant Professor Philosophy of Technology