AI for Sustainability and Climate

COP 28 x Artefact

Join us at the forefront of innovation during COP28 for ‘AI for Sustainability and Climate’. This networking event is poised to make a significant impact during COP28 by bringing together the converging realms of artificial intelligence and environmental sustainability. This event aims to explore groundbreaking solutions that directly address the pressing challenges posed by climate change. Distinguished speakers and experts from diverse fields will play a pivotal role in delving into the transformative potential that AI holds in mitigating climate change.

Registration Terms

  • To attend, participants must register for the COP28 day pass on December 6 through this link.

  • Participants must be registered to this event through the “register now” button in this page.

  • Due to the high volume of registrations for this event and the limited capacity, your registration request will be placed in a waiting list. You will be notified once your registration is confirmed.

  • This event is by invitation only.


  • 18:30 – Registration check-in

  • 18:50 – Opening keynote by Damien Gromier, Founder of AI for the Planet, Partner & CEO Open Innovation at Artefact

  • 19:00 – Keynote by Rahul Arya, CEO & Managing Partner of Artefact MENA

  • 19:10 – Keynote by Stephen Severance, Head of Program Management and Marketing at Masdar City

  • 19:15 – Panel discussion – Empowering Youth for a better tomorrow: AI solutions for Sustainability

  • 20:00 – Networking and dinner

The core focus of the event will extend beyond theoretical discussions, aiming to present practical applications and strategies that leverage AI to enhance resource efficiency. By harnessing the power of advanced technologies, the event seeks to provide tangible solutions for fostering sustainable practices across various industries and sectors. The intersection of AI and sustainability presents a unique opportunity to reshape our approach to environmental challenges, and this event will serve as a platform for thought leaders to share insights, research findings, and case studies.

Participants can expect engaging discussions on topics ranging from the role of AI in monitoring and predicting climate patterns to its applications in optimizing energy consumption and reducing carbon footprints. Moreover, the networking event will facilitate collaboration among professionals, researchers, and policymakers, fostering a collective effort to drive positive change.

We look forward to welcoming you to the COP28 networking event, ‘AI for Sustainability and Climate,’ where together we converge to drive meaningful discussions on the pivotal role of artificial intelligence in shaping a sustainable future.


Côme Perpere

Côme Perpere, Chief Sustainability Officer

Microsoft France

As Director of Sustainable Development, Côme Perpère’s main mission is to support French companies and organizations in accelerating their ecological transition using digital technologies. In line with the sustainability objectives announced in January 2020 by Microsoft, it is also committed to implementing technological solutions to reduce Microsoft’s environmental footprint alongside its French ecosystem. Côme Perpère started his career in finance in London and decided ten years ago to join Microsoft to work in the ever-changing high-tech environment.

Vikram Krishna

Vikram Krishna, Co-Founder

The Sacred Groves C.I.C

Vikram is the Co-Founder of Sacred Groves, a community interest company that protects forests and natural habitats from destruction all over the world. He is inspired by the principles of “inter-generational equity” and is driven by his passion for taking immediate action to leave behind a flourishing planet for future generations.

Prashant Raizada

Prashant Raizada, Founder & CEO


Serial entrepreneur and former McKinsey consultant who has built ventures in the UK, Brazil, China and India. Prashant was part of the founding team of Infosys BPO acquired for $2bn, Part of the founding team of Macmillan Digital Education Fund in London where he built the 3rd largest online English venture in Brazil. He led the sustainability strategy for British Land and has been a board advisor to multiple education groups worldwide.

Rahul Arya

Rahul Arya, CEO & Managing Partner

Artefact MENA

Damien Gromier

Damien Gromier, Founder of AI for the Planet, Partner & CEO Artefact Open Innovation


Oussama Ahmad

Oussama Ahmad, Managing Partner and Lead for Travel & Tourism Practice

Artefact MENA