2nd INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON “SMART AND SUSTAINABLE PLANNING FOR CITIES AND REGIONS – SSPCR 2017”
Date and place: 22-24 March 2017, Bolzano (IT)
GeoSmartCity: collection, integration, harmonization and management of buildings’ energy-related data … in the real life.
The Covenant of Mayors (CoM) for Climate and Energy is the mainstream European movement involving local and regional authorities, voluntarily committing to reduce the CO2 emissions by at least 40% by 2030 by increasing energy efficiency and through the use of renewable energy sources, and to adopt an integrated approach to tackling mitigation and adaptation to climate change (for new signatories).
Actually, Covenant of Mayors is the worldwide policy with biggest impact on climate change mitigation.
Within a year following their signature, authorities commit to implement Sustainable Energy Action Plans (SEAP) or a Sustainable Energy and Climate Action Plan (SECAP) on their territory. Furthermore, signatories have committed to submit an implementation report at least every second year for evaluation, monitoring and verification purposes.
In order to answer all these requirements, the GeoSmartCity project (http://www.geosmartcity.eu/ ) is aiming at enhancing the potential of urban data management, including the intelligent use of location-based data, for the sustainable and integrated development of energy in urban areas.