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A further three cities confirm their commitment to tackle climate change through smart ICTs

Three more European cities signed our Green Digital Charter on 8 October 2013 in Brussels. The charter commits signatories to reduce carbon emissions through the uptake of smart ICTs.

City leaders from Gdynia (Poland), Riga (Latvia) and Sunderland (UK) became the latest cities to join the initiative, which now has 40 signatories.

Stansilaw Szwabski, chairman of Gdynia City Council, described the signing as part of the city’s plan for ‘durable, socially accepted and ecologically safe city development’. Nils Usakovs, mayor of Riga, said this was part of his city’s ‘ambitious targets for its citizens and the environment’. Paul Watson, leader of Sunderland City Council, explained that cities such as his are ‘well placed to play a significant role in finding innovative solutions to deal with climate change’.

These latest signatories reflect the growing enthusiasm in our cities to embrace new, innovative technologies with a view to protecting the environment.

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