In occasion of 2015 COP21, also known as the 2015 Paris Climate Conference, the Green Digital Charter will take part in the two week program at the Cities & Regions Pavilion – TAP2015, taking place from 30 November to 11 December 2015 within the “Climate Generations Areas” of the Le Bourget venue.

The session, titled “Green Digital Charter – Smart city solutions for energy efficiency and climate change” feature the best practice of signatory cities in using ICT solutions for energy efficiency.


Date: Tuesday, 8 December 2015

Time: 17.30 – 18.30

Room: Large Room

Session access: Open

Contact: Eilish O’Loughlin

Email: eilish.oloughlin@iclei.org

Organized by: EUROCITIES



This session will discuss the impact, benefits and possible improvements of smart city projects in signatory cities that have committed through the Green Digital Charter (GDC) to reduce emissions through ICT and to promote progress in tackling climate change through the innovative use of digital technologies.

The GDC has been signed by almost 50 major European cities that represent more than 26 million citizens. A number of these cities will present their experience and smart city projects they have put in place to contribute to the energy and climate targets of the European Union.

The session will also explore the ambition of GDC to go beyond Europe and the role it can play in the fight against climate change.


  • Share experiences from signatories of the Green Digital Charter
  • Explore city examples from European cities
  • Engage city-related stakeholders in the “smart city” movement
  • Discuss approaches to promote the GDC model globally

Methodology and Speakers

  • Introduction from the facilitator (3 min)
    • Nikolaos Kontinakis, Project Coordinator, EUROCITIES
  • Panel discussion – Five cities’ representatives ( 30 min):
    • George Ferguson, Mayor of Bristol
    • José Sá Fernandes, Deputy Mayor of Lisbon
    • Johanna Rolland, Mayor of Nantes
    • Jaroslaw Jozwiak, Deputy Mayor of Warsaw
    • Milan Obradovic, Deputy Mayor of Malmo
  • Q&A (10 min)
  • Wrap-up and conclusions by Michael Klinkenberg, Policy Advisor, EUROCITIES and final remarks from panelists (7 min)