20 September 20232 minute read

Early Warnings for All (EW4All) panel discussion

Hosted by DLA Piper and ITU

Wednesday, September 20, 2023 

The “Early Warnings for All” (EW4All) initiative represents a groundbreaking and ambitious effort to protect every human on Earth from hazardous weather, water, or climate events through life-saving early warning systems by the end of 2027. Among the many challenges to EW4All's success is the requirement that alerts and warnings reach communities at risk. The ultimate achievement of the EW4All initiative will require a concerted effort by multiple stakeholders and must build on both existing and new opportunities. This includes innovative technological solutions in satellite services, the use of AI, public-private partnerships, and pioneering financing solutions.

ITU and DLA Piper hosted a panel discussion moderated by Benedetta Audia, Chair of DLA Piper's International Development Practice. Our program included prominent leaders of stakeholder nations, along with representatives from the ITU, as they offered their unique perspectives on this initiative.

This event supports the aims of the Climate Ambition Summit which took place on the same day in New York. It is also a key milestone towards COP28. As momentum builds for Green Digital Action @COP28, the event aimed to mobilize pledges on digital connectivity and technology solutions, funding and government commitments.

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Please contact Margo Lee with questions.


Benedetta Audia

Partner and Chair, International Development Practice, DLA Piper

Hon. Hu'akavameiliku

Prime Minister of Tonga

Doreen Bogdan-Martin

Secretary-General, International Telecommunications Union

H.E. Chrysoula Zacharapoulou

Minister of State for Development, Francophonie and International Partnerships, France

H.E. Ambassador Joke Brandt

Permanent Representative of the Netherlands to the United Nations

H.E. Ambassador Christopher Lu

Representative of the United States of America to the United States for U.N. Management and Reform

Professor Petteri Taalas

Secretary General, World Meteorological Organization

Mami Mizutori

Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Disaster Risk Reduction