Overview of Green Digital Charter signatory cities’ progress towards meeting their commitment


Two years after the first implementation monitoring document, a new report on the progress made by GDC signatories towards their commitments to the Charter has been published.

The Green Digital Charter (GDC) is a political declaration committing cities to use digital technologies to meet their carbon emission reduction targets, and contribute to the fight against climate change while improving governance.

Based on evidence collected through a survey and interviews held with data officers and smart city project managers, this document builds on peer-learning activities and case-studies submitted from 38 different cities in order to provide an analysis of the situations in European cities involved in the activities of the project for the period 2016-2018.

The report is divided into four sections :

1. Policy trends and development
2. Cities co-create
3. Cities innovate
4. Cities measure

The findings confirm the trends tackled in the previous report, and highlight challenges encountered by cities: financing, progress measurement, administration’s internal working culture and staff skills, data management as well as the difficulty to deal with the great variety of standards on the market.

Overall, the cities are keen to improve sharing experiences and best practices, and opening up knowledge gained through concrete measures. This report intends to feed this collective effort for mutual learning and strengthen collaboration between European cities.



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EUROCITIES, Nikolaos Kontinakis (nikolaos.kontinakis@eurocities.eu)

EUROCITIES, Rebecca Portail (rebecca.portail@eurocities.eu)



Overview of Green Digital Charter signatory cities’ progress towards meeting their commitment


Capitalising on the knowledge economy - EUROCITIES Economic development forum meeting
26/03/2018 - 28/03/2018


Circular cities with EUROCITIES environment forum
04/04/2018 - 06/04/2018

This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under Grant Agreement N°691895


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