Desiree Zeljka Miloshevic: Ecology and the Internet – can Internet technology help with environmental and climate change challenges?
21. April 12:00 - 14:00
During the lecture we should learn about The UN Sustainable Goal (SG 13) and questions how to create our future, our energy sources and safeguard sustainability of our planet? The UN SGs should be realised by 2030 and SG 13 relates to Climate Action and global warming crisis.
The lecture should deepen our understanding of the relationship between ecology and the Internet and what can be done regarding the anthropogenic changes on Earth’s ecology and her ecosystems. The lecture also highlights the role that the Internet of Things can play.
A pioneer in the internet community with over 25 years of international experience in the non-profit and corporate sector.
Desiree’s primary interest is Internet public policy and making sure that the Internet stays open and accessible to all users around the world; to help bring more co-ordination and understanding between technical, entrepreneurial, user community and legislators; inform policy makers; ensure that shared resources – Internet as a communication technology outweigh the costs of potential misuse and over-regulation.
She was first elected to the Board of Trustees of the Internet Society back in 2004, a non-for-profit organisation with the mission: Internet is for everyone, as well as to the Board of Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility. She served as Special Adviser to the UN Under-Secretary and Chair of the Internet Governance Multi-stakeholder Advisory Group. She is involved in volunteer work and fundraises for many different local and global Internet communities, organisations and institutions to keep the Internet open and accessible.
Over two decades of productive interactions with Internet pioneers, regulators, intergovernmental leaders, academics, artists, and community activists throughout the world provides her with a unique set of resources with which to engage the often complex cross-sectoral challenges of Internet technical coordination and governance.
She currently works as a Senior Advisor for Public Policy and International Affairs at Afilias Inc. and as a director of the Internet Society of Serbia Chapter, but also as a member, president and consultant of many boards: Share Foundation, Open Rights Group UK and Internet Society UK England Chapter.