Energy demand represents more than 75% of the EU greenhouse gas emissions. “How to achieve climate neutrality by 2050 and reduce CO2 emissions by 55% by 2030?”, is an equation in which cities play an important role?
Throughout history, cities have been a key driver of change and innovation. Today, they must play one of the most important roles in the fight against the climate crisis by adopting multiple solutions to mitigate risks and achieve carbon neutrality.
There are countless opportunities and challenges for urbanization and digitalization that can contribute to the sustainable development of cities around the world to ensure a higher quality of life. As the density of users and infrastructure is higher in cities, there is also a better potential for cross-sector integration and smart solutions such as Green Penguin.
If we combine our smart solutions with the Green Penguin project, we can achieve many sustainability goals and cities can actively fight the climate crisis. In Europe, 85% of people will live in cities by 2050 and with solutions like Green Penguin, cities can actively and effectively tackle climate goals and decarbonization.
The Green Penguin combines smart technologies with the green transition to build environmental and digital literacy, starting with younger generations and gradually expanding to all age groups.
Cities currently account for more than 70 % of all emissions, and as this share continues to grow, decarbonization remains the biggest strategic challenge. Smart and intelligent technologies can significantly help cities to tackle the climate crisis. With this in mind, EIT Climate-KIC Climathon organization recognized the Green Penguin as one of the Most Transformative Ideas of 2020.
Adress global environmental challenges and engage residents to co-create a carbon-neutral city.
Using smart digital technologies and gamification to achieve environmental and sustainability literacy among school children and significantly reduce the city’s CO2 footprint.
Children will spread their habits into their households and involve other generations in the transformation. The best part is that the idea applies to other city infrastructure (public buildings, hotels, retail stores, industries). The competition can be implemented at any level – city, region, or country – all sharing the common goal of minimizing the carbon footprint.
There are numerous benefits to cities, their communities and the environment from implementing the Green Pengiun:
When people try to improve their behaviour it is very important to get fast feedback on their change. Kids are especially quick to adapt so by making a change about the climate-smart school environment, as this project does, as well as quick response time, schools and children can see in real-time how they are contributing to a lower CO2 footprint.
In Ljubljana, we believe reducing CO2 is not only about technologies, but it is about values. It is about smart people, so we need to engage the people to achieve reducing the CO2 footprint. the Green Penguin is just about addressing people.
Iskraemeco & Klappir company management give us their full support & resources.
Green Penguin fits our strategy to provide sustainable solutions to our customers and it also fits our approach, we have as a company, to be able to serve the community and all targets that we as individuals have.
We are very happy, that we have such an innovative project in our company that goes well with our sustainability strategy. The project is also very creative and that is a good thing, to educate younger generations about sustainability, as they can relate to that way of education.
Imagine if all of us, independent of where we live and how old we are, have one common sustainabičity language. By using one language in sustainabičity and by using a digital connection, we can support each other and help each other to build a better planet.
|I devoted my career to creating sustainable impacts on the world and I choose the energy industry as this is where the biggest correlation is with CO2.|
|The Green Penguin combines the digital revolution with the green momentum and builds environmental literacy in younger generations with tools fit for the 21st century.|
Thorsteinn Svanur Jónsson
Our long-term objective is to bring knowledge and cost-efficient sustainability solutions globally. By this, we help to protect, sustain, and enhance natural resources for the future.
Anton Birkir Sigfússon
Marketing, copywriting & communication strategy, Klappir
|A child today is an adult tomorrow. An empowered child today will be a strong advocate in the future.|
Mariia Iglova Andreuzzi
|Sustainability is a big part of my life and a passion I am keen to develop. It is also the topic of my Master’s degree.|
Lara Šarabon Štojs
|Climate change affects all of us right now, and will affect the next generations undoubtedly in the future, for me, our idea is attempting to contribute to solving this issue.|
|Simple – make a better place for us and the next generations through actions that we love, regardless if this is gaming, shopping, driving, …|
|Energy consumption is outgrowing energy production on an exponential level. We need to do all we can to lower it.|
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|For seven decades, Iskraemeco has been delivering quality products, solutions, and services that make efficient water and energy use a reality. Our clients get all the necessary tools to manage consumption, anticipate demand, and optimise costs. It also helps consumers act more sustainably.|
We are a global company with a local presence in Slovenia, Argentina, India, Dubai, Egypt, the Benelux countries, and the Netherlands. We have currently 9 production facilities in various countries worldwide. In 2007, Iskraemeco joined forces with Elsewedy Electric. By joining the Elsewedy group, Iskraemeco acquired a valuable business partner and unprecedented opportunities for growth and development.“75% of CO2 footprint arises due to energy demand – this is why we feel responsible to explore, develop and integrate technology which can empower society to improve their energy efficiency and consequently cut CO2 footprint. We see data as one of the main tools for a better world – and the effects can be huge – there are many untapped opportunities in the use of technology & data.”
|Klappir is an Icelandic software company listed on the Nasdaq First North market that empowers businesses, municipalities, investors, and governments to work systematically toward improved sustainability.|
Since its beginnings in 2014, Klappir’s sustainability solutions have been put into practice by over 350 organisations in 18 countries across Europe, North America and Asia. With an emphasis on the automation of data collection and processing, the assortment of Klappir’s solutions form a unique, collaborative overall solution in the fields of sustainability management, reporting, and compliance. Our long-term objective is to bring knowledge and cost-efficient sustainability solutions to the global market. In doing so, we help to protect, sustain, and enhance natural resources for the future.
“The children of today make the decisions of tomorrow. We need to empower them to get it right as there is no longer a margin for error.”