Green Digital Charter

The Green Digital Charter is a declaration committing cities to working together to deliver on the EU climate objectives through the use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT). It therefore promotes progress in tackling climate change through the innovative use of digital technologies in cities.

In addition to a range of statements and aims, the Charter entails four specific commitments: 

  • working with other Green Digital Charter signatories to promote the best applications and results of ICT solutions;
  • establishing local partnerships to implement the Green Digital Charter ‘s commitments, and to make these central elements of the cities’ wider strategies;
  • deploying five large-scale and replicable ICT pilots per city within five years and communicating the impact of these to citizens and local stakeholders;
  • decreasing the direct carbon footprint of the ICT sector by 30% per city within ten years.

Read the full text of the Green Digital Charter here

The Charter is currently signed by 53 major European cities and is open to local authorities regardless of the stage of implementation of their energy and climate policies.

Read about the criteria and process for signing the Green Digital Charter, about the Charter signatories and how to become a signatory

The Green Digital Charter is a EUROCITIES initiative, started by the City of Manchester and Clicks and Links Ltd, as part of Green Shift Europe, and supported by the European Commission.

Read more on the Green Digital Charter’s history

Read more about the synergies with other initiatives, communications and projects