The GDC signatories have committed to deploy five large-scale pilot projects within five years from the charter’s signature with the purpose of demonstrating the energy efficiency benefits that can be brought about by ICT. They have furthermore committed to decrease ICT’s direct carbon footprint in their city by 30% within ten years from signature.

The progresses and achievements of cities have recently been reported in two GDC publications.

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GDC Case Studies

GDC Monitoring Report

The first edition of the GDC Monitoring Report provides with an overview of signatory cities’ steps towards meeting GDC objectives. Its main conclusions are based on evidence collected through the Green Digital Charter survey, which was developed under the Horizon 2020-funded GuiDanCe project.

The survey collected evidence-based self-assessments of progress on the GDC commitments. The signatories were asked whether their city meets the commitments contained in the declaration fully, partly or not at all. They were also requested to provide evidence for their assessment. A total of 18 Green Digital Charter signatory cities participated in the survey, providing a wealth of information on ICT-related developments and the evolution of their sustainability and smart city strategies at local and national levels. Responses were received from: Bordeaux, Burgas, Edinburgh, Gdynia, Genova, Glasgow, Malmö, Manchester, Murcia, Naples, Oulu, Prague, Riga, Roubaix, Skopje, Valencia, Zagreb and Zaragoza.

The report confirms that the cities use the Green Digital Charter to promote their green ICT objectives and to support local development efforts towards a smarter city, although a few challenges have been identified.

With regards to successful stories and achievements, a catalogue of case studies and recently started projects has been produced. This publication gathers implemented actions associated with green digital developments and planned actions in key policy domains. Innovative solutions related to buildings, energy, green ICT, street lighting, transport, e-participation, waste management, and cross-domain are presented. Each city profile includes relevant web links and contact information to help you plan and organise your own study tour.