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NiCE - Networking intelligent Cities for Energy Efficiency

Project description

ICT systems for energy efficiency
NiCE aims at supporting the Green Digital Charter, with a view to use ICT as an enabler to significantly reduce energy consumption and CO2 emissions.

NiCE will promote and advance implementation of the commitments of the Green Digital Charter (GDC).Promoted by EUROCITIES, the network of major European cities, and signed by 23 cities until September 2011, the GDC commits signatories to exploit ICT as enabling technology for reducing CO2 emissions, to demonstrate leadership in adopting innovative technical solutions for delivering on climate change commitments; and to build partnership between the public and private sectors to use ICT as an enabler to significantly reduce energy consumption and CO2 emissions. It is structured into three building blocks:1. Develop GDC Framework and ToolsThe project will develop a common framework and tools for classifying, assessing, reporting on, and supporting city actions in the context of the Green Digital Charter, also with a view of allowing integration with the cities' Covenant of Mayors reporting activities.2. City Support and ActionThese framework and tools will be transferred to cities and their implementation partners through a series of targeted exchange and learning activities with experts and other signatory cities with a view to triggering implementation. A strategy for continued exploitation and support activities beyond the project's lifetime will be put in place.3. Outreach and EngagementNetworking and visibility events will be held to increase the number of signatories and showcase cooperation opportunities with key policy and practices communities, including a special focus on engaging with Chinese cities currently developing similar initiatives.

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Square de meeus 1
1000 Bruxelles / brussel

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Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/ Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Arr. de Bruxelles-Capitale/Arr. Brussel-Hoofdstad
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Nikolaos Kontinakis (Mr.)
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