The Green Digital Charter
The Green Digital Charter was launched at the end of 2009 to encourage cities to reduce the carbon footprint of their ICT and roll-out ICT solutions which lead to more energy efficiency in areas such as buildings, transport and energy.
So far 22 cities have signed up to the Green Digital Charter and many others are interested committing to:
> Deploy five large-scale pilot projects before 2015.
> Decrease ICT’s direct carbon footprint by 30% by 2020.
> Create a partnership of cities on ICT & Energy Efficiency to work until 2011.
The signatory cities are Amsterdam, Birmingham, Bologna, Bristol, Genoa, Ghent, The Hague, Helsinki, Lisbon, Malaga, Malmo, Manchester, Murcia, Nantes Métropole, Nice Cote d’Azur, Nuremberg, Reykjavik, Rijeka, Tallinn, Stockholm, Vienna and Zaragoza.
They use the EUROCITIES network to coordinate their efforts, develop an implementation roadmap on the commitments above, exchange experiences and build benchmarks of good practice, as well as seeking external sources of funding to support their ambitions.
Green Digital Charter: signatures and commitment at the ICT4EE Event
An official signing ceremony of the "Green Digital Charter" was held on 23 February as part of the High Level Event on ICT for Energy Efficiency.
The signing ceremony involved the following six Cities: Amsterdam, Bologna, Helsinki, Malaga, Nice Cote d’Azur, Rijeka.
Also the city of Nuremberg attended the signatory event committing to sign the Charter later on.
Nuremberg is today the 22nd city having signed the Charter.