In this episode of the #DigitalDigest Podcast we discuss various aspects of using advanced digital solutions to transform cities and smaller communities in the EU.
In times when cities are looking to digital solutions to tackle a growing range of interconnected challenges, a number of organisations representing European cities have recently taken the initiative to find a common ‘European way’ for the digital transformation of sustainable cities and communities by ensuring data and technological sovereignty in the European Union. The European Commission and the Committee of the Regions support the initiative.
Taking place on Tuesday 18 February 2020 from 14:00 to 18:15, emPOWER – the Energy Transition Summit will showcase innovative solutions to help deliver the European Green Deal and highlight the key policy measures needed to drive the necessary investments.
These projects will be presented in parallel sessions around the following thematic strands:
- Innovative sustainable energy planning
- Financing clean urban mobility
- Financing energy efficiency in public sector
- Financing home renovation
- Financing energy efficiency – sources of value
- Future-proof investments – financing climate adaptation
In January 2020, second time held Tampere Smart City Week will answer this question. Undetectable change is taking place around citizens, but in reality it is the result of versatile research and development that evolving technology makes it possible. The smoothness of everyday life in growing cities is the vital for sustainable urban development.
The URBIS Smart City Fair is a culmination of the exceptional innovative potential that exists in Brno. This is therefore an opportunity to present your technologies, visions and solutions, as well as promote the positive impact these will have on people’s lives and those who will make the decisions concerning their implementation.
As part of the project, business models are being analysed, developed and tested in the three MEISTER pilot sites of Berlin (Germany), Malaga (Spain) and Stockholm (Sweden).
A new guidance document published by the European Investment Bank is intended as a supporting tool for the main actors at EU, national, regional, metropolitan and urban level to identify, integrate and improve traditional and innovative financing schemes dedicated to the implementation of air quality measures. In doing so, the guidance seeks to highlight opportunities to leverage the involvement of both private and public financial resources.
The H2020 project SIMPLA supported local authorities in joining up their energy and mobility planning and delivered guidelines for integrated planning, which has been recognised by Europe’s main observatory on urban mobility (ELTIS) as good practice.
We have come together as stakeholders representing clean energy technologies and industries, civil society, cities, professionals, and workers delivering the energy transition to call on the European Union to put forward an action plan for the integrated renovation of all existing buildings in order to ensure that they are powered by renewable energy, highly energy efficient and smart.
This event aims to collect key messages, not only for new policy agendas, but also for a highly ambitious research and innovation agenda centering around integrated approaches for planning and implementation, which will be transferred to national policy makers and the Mission Board on Smart and Climate-neutral Cities and other relevant Mission Boards.
The full day workshop on “Data Driven Services for Energy Consumers” will be looking at what is happening at household level. It will aim, in particular, at showcasing relevant projects and how they approach the GDPR requirements, understanding how to engage the consumers in these solutions, hearing the views of the Energy communities on the possibilities opened by the Clean Energy Package, and the role played by IT companies compared to the energy companies in providing these services.
Local transformation needs to be brought to the next level in all aspects of society. Europe needs solutions for major environmental, economic and social challenges!
ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability and the City of Mannheim will bring together local and regional leaders, European and international institutions and some of the brightest minds working on cutting edge research, businesses and the civil society to forge a more sustainable Europe.
Following the webinar dedicated on designing an Adaptation Strategy and Action Plan, the next edition of the Covenant adaptation webinar series will focus on monitoring and evaluating adaptation actions.