- Green Digital Charter
- Signatory cities
- Country: Croatia
- Member of Covernant of Mayors?: Yes
- Politician Who Signed: Milan Bandic, Mayor
- Website: www.zagreb.hr
The Mayor of the City of Zagreb, Mr. Milan Bandic, under the decision of the City of Zagreb City Assembly from 26th October 2010, signed the “Green Digital Charter” with which the City of Zagreb joins to the initiative of the Association of European cities EUROCITIES and expresses the strategic commitment of the City of Zagreb Administration of the need for direct cooperation with other European cities in order to achieve common goals in the process of improving work in the field of energy efficiency and prevention of climate change using the modern ICT technologies.
In his briefly speech, a Mayor Bandic noted: “Global warming and climate change are inevitable difficulties with which the world, every state and every city faces today. The actual condition requires rapid and effective responses to local and national levels, but also the close cooperation and synergy in the international level. Green Digital Charter is evidence with which the European cities have expressed a strong desire for cooperation in dealing with the consequences of climate change by introducing ICT, not only as a tool to increase energy efficiency and sustainable development of cities, but also as a tool for reducing CO2 emissions. City of Zagreb is proud to be part of this initiative which proves its strategic orientation and the primary goals of energy policy, and which, together with other European cities, recognize the importance of applying new technologies and exchange of experiences in public and private sectors.”
By adopting this Charter, the City of Zagreb has expressed its commitment to creating and promoting the green network connected cities that use energy-efficient ICT; to developing a common standard for the collection, comparison and analysis of greenhouse gas and other energy data of the city in general; to applying innovations ICT in public and other city transport, buildings and public lighting systems and etc. Interconnected cities will create a real and efficient platform for economic, social and environmental well-being of all citizens.
Zagreb city administration is planning to achieve savings by introducing of “NightWatchman Enterprise” software as the most comprehensive PC power management solution. It will ensure immediate reduction in energy consumption and CO2 emission.
Project i-SCOPE (Interoperable Smart City services trough an Open Platform for urban Ecosystems) – The latest generation of 3D Urban Information Models (UIM), created from accurate urban-scale geospatial information, can be used to create smart web services based on geometric, semantic, morphological and structural information at urban scale level, which can be used by local governments to: improve decision-making on issues related to urban planning, city management, environmental protection and energy consumption based on urban pattern and its morphology; promote inclusion among various users groups (e.g. elder or diversely able citizens) through services which account for barriers at city level; involve citizens at wider scale by collecting geo-referenced information based on location based services at urban scale. Based on interoperable 3D UIMs, i-SCOPE delivers an open platform on top of which it develops, within different domains, three ‘smart city’ services. These will be piloted and validated, within a number of EU cities which will be actively engaged throughout the project lifecycle. The services will address:
1) Improved inclusion and personal mobility of aging and diversely able citizens through an accurate city-level differently-abled-friendly personal routing service which accounts for detailed urban layout, features and barriers.
2) Optimization of energy consumption through a service for accurate assessment of solar energy potential and energy loss at building level.
3) Environmental monitoring through a real-time environmental noise mapping service leveraging citizen’s involvement will who act as distributed sensors city-wide measuring noise levels through their mobile phones. All smart services will be based on already available technologies which will be integrated, deployed and made publicly available from a “3D smart EU cities” portal. Potential trust, privacy and data security risks and vulnerabilities, i.e. due to localisation of people, are integral part of the project and will be explicitly addressed.
Project i-SCOPE is co-financed from the programme The Information and Communication Technologies Policy Support Programme (ICT PSP), duration of the project is 36 months and it started on January 15th 2012. (For more information: www.iscopeproject.net).