The Green Games Summit 2021 took place on 20th - 21st October 2021, and for the first time brought the international games sector together to share knowledge and discuss and shape the industry’s response to the climate challenge and sustainability.
It was delivered by Ukie, in collaboration with ISFE and UN Environment Programme’s Playing for the Planet Alliance. The event was sponsored by Sony Interactive Entertainment.
Watch the talks from Day One below:
Summit Discussion: Games, Innovation and Re-Imagining the Future
Kristian Segerstrale, CEO at Super Evil Megacorp, Katie Patrick, environmental engineer, designer and author of How To Save The World as well as Rohan Gye, Deputy Director and Service Owner at the Future Farming and Countryside Programme, DEFRA discuss: as one of the worlds most innovative, problem solving sectors how can games tackle climate change?
Chaired by Alex Fleetwood, founder and director of Hide&Seek.
Summit Discussion: Planning for Net Zero
Dr Josh Aslan, Energy Policy Analyst at SIE, Xiao Wang, Programme Officer, at UNEP DTU Partnership, Daniel Jacobs, Senior Software Engineer and Gaming Sustainability PM at Xbox discuss planning for net zero: defining scope, capturing industry data and setting targets.
Chaired by Trista Patterson, Director of Gaming Sustainability at Microsoft.
Summit Discussion: Green Coding
Oscar Michael Esio, Founder of Africacomicade and Rebecca Reed, Director of Electrical Engineering at Xbox discuss how the way we make and digitally distribute games can be made energy efficient?
Chaired by Dan Wood, Ukie Special Project Lead and Co-Author of the Green Games Guide.
Summit Discussion: Inspiring A Games-Playing Audience of Billions
Giorgia La Rocca, Marketing Manager at Ubisoft and Future Games of London and Adrian Dellecker, Head of Strategy and Development at the Luc Hoffmann Institute discuss how games can be used to inspire audiences to take action on the climate challenge.
Chaired by Deborah Mensah-Bonsu, Founder of DMB Crew and Games for Good.
Dr Jo Twist OBE, Ukie CEO chairs a short panel to discuss group outputs and the topics discussed during the summit.