Liang Hua: Expertise for a Greener and Extra Sustainable, Clever World

[Shenzhen, China, July 8, 2021] On July 8, Huawei has collectively held a discussion board themed “Tech & Sustainability ” in Shenzhen with Worldwide Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). Liang Hua, Huawei’s Chairman, delivered a welcoming speech, sharing how innovation has been enabling sustainable growth and constructing a greener, clever world.

Liang Hua stated that the digital economic system has turn out to be a brand new engine of world financial progress, and Huawei is dedicated to creating a optimistic affect via digital expertise innovation. Huawei launched the TECH4ALL Digital Inclusion Initiative, which works with governments, enterprises, and non-profit organizations to bridge the digital divide and supply common and undifferentiated digital providers for all.

Transcript as blow:

Girls and gents, good afternoon!

Welcome to right this moment’s discussion board! As we speak, we’ll discover the function that expertise can play in driving sustainable growth within the digital economic system and the way we are able to construct a greener and extra inclusive clever world.

Local weather change has now turn out to be an enormous roadblock for social growth. We have to transfer quicker in the direction of low-carbon growth and inexperienced progress fashions. We additionally want to guard the surroundings, and promote inexperienced financial restoration. These are widespread objectives shared by the worldwide neighborhood.

Expertise will help. Particularly, digital and clever applied sciences are enjoying an more and more essential function on this course of.

Huawei focuses on offering ICT infrastructure and good gadgets. We’re dedicated to bringing digital to each individual, dwelling and group for a totally linked, clever world. We use modern applied sciences to allow inexperienced growth, assist environmental safety, and drive broader digital inclusion. We need to do our half to advertise social progress and make the world a greater place. That is how we drive sustainability at Huawei.

We’ll proceed innovating to allow inexperienced growth, assist environmental safety, and struggle world local weather change.

Inexperienced and sustainable growth has turn out to be a prime precedence in world economies. Carbon neutrality has turn out to be a globally acknowledged aim, kicking off a inexperienced industrial revolution throughout the globe. Nations and enterprises are investing extra in clear and renewable vitality and decreasing carbon emissions, as a part of their efforts to handle local weather change.

As we speak, digital applied sciences like 5G, cloud, and AI are pushing the digital economic system into a brand new section. We consider {that a} digital economic system ought to, firstly, be a inexperienced economic system. In essence, the ICT trade has been working to utilizing much less vitality to transmit, course of, and retailer extra data. Take 5G for example. Its vitality consumption per bit is just one-tenth of 4G’s, however it may present 30 occasions the capability.

ICT applied sciences are essential enablers of vitality conservation and emissions discount in different industries. For instance, digital expertise helps enhance vitality networks, making information a key useful resource within the vitality web. Now, we are able to use bits to handle watts and information flows to optimize vitality flows. This may make vitality networks greener and extra clever, dependable, and environment friendly.

We’ve got in depth expertise in energy electronics and vitality storage. We’ve got mixed this with our technical experience in 5G, cloud, and AI, to develop our digital energy enterprise and supply energy options for various industries. We’ll proceed to advertise clear electrical energy era, assist electrify the transportation sector, construct inexperienced ICT infrastructure, and give attention to clever vitality storage. We’ll mix computing and electrical energy to drive the clever improve of the vitality sector.

We can even use digital expertise to assist generate extra electrical energy from renewable sources and optimize vitality provide and demand fashions. This will help speed up our transition to inexperienced vitality sources, benefiting the whole vitality sector and the world as a complete.

As of December 2020, Huawei’s digital energy merchandise and options have generated 325 billion kWh of electrical energy from renewable sources, and saved 10 billion kWh of electrical energy. These efforts have resulted in a discount of 160 million tons in CO2 emissions.

Expertise can do extra than simply drive financial progress. Technological advances will help us higher perceive and defend nature, mitigate the affect of human exercise on the planet, and assist make the world a greater place. Listed here are some examples.

We’ve got launched the Tech4Nature program with the IUCN. This three-year partnership will pilot new and customised digital applied sciences to reinforce the affect of conservation at flagship websites throughout 5 international locations, and develop modern digital instruments and options for greater than 300 protected areas worldwide.

Since 2019, we’ve got labored with Rainforest Connection, a non-profit group, to deploy solar-powered sound monitoring programs in forests around the globe. The “Nature Guardian” programs use HUAWEI CLOUD AI and wi-fi connectivity applied sciences to detect the sounds of unlawful logging and alert native authorities, in order that they’ll intervene earlier than it is too late. By the tip of 2020, these Guardians have been deployed in 18 international locations throughout 5 continents, the place they’re serving to native rangers and conservationists higher defend nature.

We consider that expertise can drive larger digital inclusion.

The digital economic system has turn out to be the brand new engine of financial progress around the globe. At Huawei, we need to create a optimistic affect with our expertise. So we work intently with governments, prospects, enterprises, and non-profit organizations to provide again to native communities. We’ve got launched the TECH4ALL digital inclusion initiative to assist bridge the digital divide and supply common and equal entry to digital providers.

In Europe, we have launched the StorySign app with native companions. Powered by AI, this app interprets widespread kids’s books into signal language, opening up the world of books to young children with listening to impairments. By finish of 2020, greater than 70 totally different kids’s books have been obtainable on the app in 15 signal languages, together with Libras, Spanish Signal Language, French Signal Language, and British Signal Language.

In New Zealand, Huawei helped launch vehicle-mounted medical clinics referred to as MAiPODs. Powered by 4G, Wi-Fi 6, and a devoted cloud platform, every MAiPOD can assist distant real-time consultations with docs and specialists, and supply well timed medical providers for deprived households.

In Kenya, Huawei is working with UNESCO to transform cargo containers into cellular, digital school rooms that present digital expertise coaching to lecturers, girls, and younger entrepreneurs in distant areas. This may give them equal entry to digital schooling assets. By way of these efforts, the futures of quite a few younger folks will change for the higher.

In China, Huawei groups up with its companions to create a number of scenario-based distance schooling options utilizing applied sciences like 5G, cloud, and AI. This makes it simpler for extra folks to accumulate data and expertise on-line.

We consider that digital expertise will play a extra essential function in driving digital transformation and advancing the digital economic system. Digital expertise and literacy aren’t simply the inspiration for the digital economic system. They’ve been deemed a fundamental human proper by the United Nations.

Huawei is dedicated to serving to develop digital expertise within the international locations the place it operates. In 2008, we started launching expertise growth packages, together with scholarships, expertise competitions, and digital expertise coaching, and have since benefited 1.54 million folks from over 150 international locations. Huawei has invested greater than US$150 million in these packages. As we speak we’re asserting our Seeds for the Future Program 2.0, as a part of our ongoing efforts to develop expertise. We plan to take a position US$150 million in digital expertise growth over the following 5 years, which is anticipated to learn greater than 3 million extra folks. Transferring ahead, we hope extra folks and organizations will be a part of our TECH4ALL initiative to assist our digital expertise growth packages.

Open collaboration is one of the best ways ahead, so we hope to work intently with scientists, engineers, and entrepreneurs from throughout the globe. By way of joint innovation, we are able to higher steadiness financial progress and environmental safety, and promote inexperienced and sustainable growth

Huawei is dedicated to working with its world companions for shared success. We’ll use modern applied sciences to assist environmental safety, drive broader digital inclusion, and promote larger sustainability. Collectively, we’ll construct a totally linked, clever world.


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