IGF 2022 DC-Environment Internet & the Environment: Beyond Connectivity

Round Table - U-shape - 90 Min


Our session, which will constitute the first meeting of the DCE, will primarily focus on following up from last year's results of the Policy Network on the Environment (PNE). The session itself will be the culmination of the work we're doing to bring together different groups together who are working on this topic within the IGF. The goal of this session is to officially kick-off our work, while creating a multi-stakeholder hub to bring together stakeholders interested in the topic and address cross-cutting issues in the context of environment, sustainability, and Internet governance (i.e., environmental data).

Our session will more closely resemble an open forum where we will encourage both in-person and remote participants to share openly. This will include facilitating interaction between the online and in-situ moderators.


Michael J. Oghia, Dynamic Coalition on the Environment/ICT Sustainability Advocate, Civil Society, Eastern Europe
Rainer M. Krug, Dynamic Coalition on the Environment/University of Zürich, Academia, WEOG
Minda Moreira, Internet Rights and Principles Coalition, Civil Society, WEOG


Leandro Navarro, Technical University of Catalonia (UPC)‎, Academia, WEOG
Rajendra Pratap Gupta, DC-Jobs, Technical Community, APAC
Shawna Finnegan, Association for Progressive Communications (APC)‎, Civil Society, WEOG

Onsite Moderator

Michael J. Oghia

Online Moderator

Rainer M. Krug


Minda Moreira


3. Good Health and Well-Being
4. Quality Education
7. Affordable and Clean Energy
9. Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
11. Sustainable Cities and Communities
12. Responsible Production and Consumption
13. Climate Action
14. Life Below Water
15. Life on Land
16. Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Targets: As the PNE report demonstrated, there are myriad links between environmental sustainability and Internet governance. We want to build on that work and expand upon it, bring in other relevant stakeholders, and ensure that the work we've done to connect the IGF to the wider sustainable development agenda can continue.