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SMART 2020

Enabling the low carbon society through information and communication technologies

Whether ICT is used to drive behaviour change or efficiency, it will be a crucial enabling force behind the transition to a viable society that breaks our reliance on fossil fuels. Molly Webb and industry guests are the authors of the blog. Molly co-authored the SMART 2020 report and directs The Climate Group's work on ICT and climate change.

  • The World Cup – and why it shouldn’t be our model for low carbon innovation

    Date
    14 June 2014

    Molly Webb, Head of Smart Technologies, The Climate Group is currently on secondment to Zennström Philanthropies to develop an innovation strategy for the foundation. Here she writes about the need for low carbon innovation to be global, time-bound, mission-driven and open to disruption, in order to score the goals we need for a smarter, safer future for all.

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  • Smart cities will ultimately be driven by citizens

    Date
    18 November 2013

    Molly Webb, Head of Smart Technologies, The Climate Group, blogs about how ICT is being used to drive behavior change and efficiency towards a low carbon economy. Here she focuses on the growing role of citizens in accelerating the transition to smart cities.

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  • Kevin Moss, BT: From doing less bad to net good

    Date
    11 June 2013

    Kevin Moss, Programme Director Net Good, BT, guest blogs for us about BT’s Net Good methodology, vision and goal: to help customers reduce their carbon emissions by at least three times the end-to-end carbon impact of BT’s business by 2020. The framework will be officially launched at an event that will take place in London on June 18, with The Climate Group and the Carbon Trust.

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  • Pioneering ‘living lab’ in Italy will make Trento a smarter city

    Date
    27 March 2013

    A pioneering residential ‘living lab’ is being built in the Italian city of Trento, laying the groundwork for a smart city model that could be scaled up across the country.

    Trento lab
  • SUSTAINABLE INNOVATION IN CITIES PART 4: Economic development

    Date
    31 January 2013

    This blog is part of a short series of posts that sets out to profile some of the LLGA | Cities Pilot the Future (previously the Living Labs Global Award) success stories, as well as current open challenges for their 2013 edition.

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  • SUSTAINABLE INNOVATION IN CITIES PART 3: THE CHALLENGE OF SUSTAINABLE MOBILITY

    Date
    28 January 2013

    LLGA has an history of tackling transport and movement challenges. Good examples include Santiago de Chile, Lavasa (India) and Barcelona, three cities that both found -- and are piloting -- solutions to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of city transport through LLGA. I explore these cities further below.

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  • Sustainable innovation in cities PART 2: The challenge of information products

    Date
    21 January 2013

    This blog post is the second in a short series profiling LLGA | Cities Pilot the Future (previously the Living Labs Global Award) success stories, as well as current open challenges for LLGA 2013. Today the focus is on information products.

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  • Sustainable innovation in cities blog part 1: The challenge of energy and resource efficiency

    Date
    18 January 2013

    This blog post is part of a short series profiling LLGA | Cities Pilot the Future (previously the Living Labs Global Award) success stories, as well as current open challenges for LLGA 2013.

    Kirsten Jack
  • Cities can talk: Agile Cities for Sustainability

    Date
    18 June 2012

    Today, in Rio +20, during the event to mark the launch of the Clean Revolution campaign, we announced we will take forward our work in cities with social enterprises Living Labs Global and CityMart, city association Metropolis, and the UK's Technology Strategy Board. Through the ‘Agile Cities’ Program we will co-design guidance for ‘pre-procurement’ when cities are looking for innovation and seeking global market intelligence.

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  • Green Button: Faster progress than we thought? Opening up energy information for all

    Date
    22 March 2012

    The White House's new Green Button initiative allows consumers to better manage their energy consumption, but also (and crucially) helps application developers and service providers find new ways of making energy efficiency and renewable power within reach of everyone.

    White House, US

India – A low carbon leader

In this blog, expert commentators such as our India Director Krishnan Pallassana critically examine the political environment for domestic climate action as well as share updates from our Bijli program.

The Clean Revolution

While not updated as frequently as our others, in this blog, various colleagues and partners share thoughts on our three-year Clean Revolution Campaign.

  • US Climate Policy

    The Climate Group’s Head of US Policy, Evan Juska, and guests analyze the latest US climate policy developments and trends. 

  • SMART 2020

    Head of Smart Technologies, Molly Webb writes this SMART 2020 blog on how ICT is a crucial enabling force behind the transition to a viable society that will break our reliance on fossil fuels. 

  • Sustainable Mobility

    From breaking technology news to global policy changes, our bloggers explore the accelerating Clean Revolution in transport

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