Ukie, ISFE and Playing for the Planet announce Green Games Summit ahead of COP26

11/08/2021

Event encourages international games sector to share knowledge and discuss industry’s approach to climate crisis ahead of COP26 

Wednesday 11th August, 10am: UK games trade body, Ukie, has today announced that it will be hosting a Green Games Summit in October, in collaboration with ISFE and UN Environment Programme’s Playing for the Planet Alliance. The event is sponsored by Sony Interactive Entertainment.

Held remotely over two days on the 20th and 21st of October, the Green Games Summit will for the first time bring the international games sector together to share knowledge, discuss and shape the industry’s approach to the climate crisis and sustainability ahead of this year’s, UK-hosted, COP26.

Games businesses from all over the world are invited to attend the event to find out how they can become more environmentally sustainable, to learn from other games businesses about the latest innovative activities, activations and initiatives that are inspiring change around the world.

“We want as many people from as many games businesses signed up to attend the Green Games Summit. It will be the first time that international games companies of all sizes can come together to discover how they can make a positive impact on the climate crisis and to play a part in shaping what we as an innovative, digital, creative sector can do to become more sustainable ahead of this year’s, UK-hosted, COP26.”

Dr Jo Twist OBE, Ukie CEO

“We are delighted to support our UK member in promoting this event and its hugely important sustainability objectives. The video games industry shares the European Union’s belief that addressing climate change is one of the most pressing challenges of the 21st century. As an associate member of the Playing for the Planet Alliance, we are committed to assisting our members in their environmental journey and we encourage all European games companies, large and small, to attend the Green Games Summit in order to learn more about what they can do right now to help.”

Simon Little, ISFE CEO

The Green Games Summit also has international trade bodies ESA (USA), ESA-C (Canada), IGEA (Australia & New Zealand), Abragames (Brazil), game (Germany), VGFB (Belgium), SELL (France), Neogames (Finland), SPIDOR (Poland), SGA and SGDA (Serbia), IIDEA (Italy), AEVI (Spain), the European Game Developers Federation (EGDF) and the African Game Developers Association on board as global supporters, with more international representative bodies being invited to support the event.

Sign up to the Green Games Summit by clicking this link here.

Contact:

Heidi Lambert, ISFE Press
Tel: +44 7932 141291

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