Climate change was front and centre at this year’s COP26 conference, with main topics surrounding the goals set out in the Paris Agreement and the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. Fortunately, the Tech4Good Marketplace offers several solutions to help cities tackle climate change. Use the best practices below to your advantage and apply them to your city.

Guarantee of Origin (GO) Electricity Framework Agreement

This agreement has been promoted by Intelligent Cities Challenge (ICC) city Alicante and currently comprises 119 municipalities, 4 minor entities and 16 other entities. It helps municipalities obtain better conditions in their energy contracts and reduces the municipalities’ energy bill through a centralised energy purchase.  This centralised purchase simplifies procedures and generates cost savings in technical staff. The energy supplied comes from renewable resources and municipalities save an average of 10.41% in the rates offered with these better conditions.

Clean Air School Districts

This solution comes in response to the challenge of poor air quality in schools that adversely affects children’s health. It seeks to spread knowledge of the outdoor and indoor air quality in classrooms and encourage local communities and stakeholders to realise the need for lowering ambient emissions outside. “What we are hoping for is that schools adopt our program by installing new types of internet-of-thing sensors, software infrastructure that allows students and teachers to collaborate and eventually create an influence on the local environment,” said Leapcraft CEO Vinay Venkatraman in an informational video. These influences could include things like rerouting traffic and choosing the right materials to use in school environments in regard to paints, consumables and printers. This program was piloted in ICC city Antwerp, Helsinki and Carouge.

Evreka

Evreka is a comprehensive waste management platform that develops solutions through its advanced technology. The platform digitises the whole waste process and tracks the fleet, employees, assets and operation fulfilment for residential waste collection. A collection schedule is then optimised based on data, citizen requests and managerial decisions. This is an improvement from traditional waste collection in which there is heavy fuel consumption and inefficient allocation of resources due to lack of coordination and management.  Learn more in an informational video here.