Digital for Planet Webinar – Climate-neutral and Sustainable Smart Cities – Horizon Europe

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Digital for Planet Webinar – Climate-neutral and Sustainable Smart Cities – Horizon Europe

March 16, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The Climate-neutral and Sustainable Smart Cities Horizon Europe webinar aims to gather researchers, innovators and policy makers that across a number of communities are at work to ensure a green and digital transition and recovery for all cities and communities.

The main objective is to identify research and innovation challenges and opportunities in view of the upcoming Horizon Europe Calls.

Cities account for more than 70% of global carbon emissions. By 2050, nearly 70% of the global population will be living in cities, up from 50% today. As city populations grow, the demand for services but also pressure on resources is increasing. This demand has a major impact on energy, water, waste, mobility and any other service that is essential to ensure a city’s prosperity and sustainability. A coordinated and synergistic approach is needed to maximise the impact of climate-neutral and sustainable smart cities efforts and allow the several technological and policy-related challenges to be properly addressed.

The Climate-neutral and Sustainable Smart Cities D4P Horizon Europe webinar is gathering top experts from the European Commission, industry and academia to present and discuss how energy-efficient technologies, mechanisms, and policies must be put in place at several levels to ensure green digital transformation and the recovery of our society and economy.

Relevant Horizon Europe initiatives will be presented, as well as concrete activities planned by the Digital for Planet – D4P Climate-neutral and Sustainable Smart Cities Working Group, in preparation of upcoming Horizon Europe Calls.

AGENDA

14:00h – 14:15hWelcome and introduction to Digital for Planet – D4P

monique

Dr Monique Calisti,
President D4P, CEO Martel Innovate

14:15h – 14:40h Horizon Europe – 100 climate-neutral cities Mission

Rosalinde-van-der-Vlies

Rosalinde van der Vlies,
Director Clean Planet, DG Research & Innovation, European Commission

14:40h – 15:40h – Research Challenges and Priorities – Expert Panel

Anna-Lisa-Boni

Anna Lisa Boni,
Secretary General Eurocities

martin-brynskov-rsz

Dr Martin Brynskov,
Associate Professor, Aarhus University – Chair, Open & Agile Smart Cities

Rosalinde-van-der-Vlies

Rosalinde van der Vlies,
Director Clean Planet, DG Research & Innovation, European Commission

AnjaRiedle

Anja Riedle,
Head of Smart City, SBB

fede

Dr. Federico M. Facca,
CTO Martel Innovate – Orchestra Cities

Cristina Brandtstetter,
Chief Marketing Officer, FIWARE Foundation

15:40h – 15:50h – Climate-neutral and Sustainable Smart Cities D4P Working Group

giovanni

Dr Giovanni Rimassa,
Vice President D4P, CIO Martel Innovate

15:50h – 16:00h – Wrap-up and call to action

monique

Dr Monique Calisti,
President D4P, CEO Martel Innovate

Details

Date:
March 16, 2021
Time:
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Venue

Online