ClimateOS Provides the Big Picture for Smart City Developers

    The problem with most smart cities is that they are far from smart, and the path to greener environments is a confusing one. Data science has created endless reports with conflicting theories and results. Also, today’s cities create thousands of discrete, siloed and incompatible data sources linking their transport, environmental and business infrastructure.

    ClimateOS is a Swedish-based effort to bring that research and data together to make it easier for planners to digitise climate information, and plan realistic carbon budgeting, delivering on green goals, and other aspects of modern city life.

    The complexities of a smart city mean making them smarter is a challenge

    The number one barrier to climate action is the massively varied ways that CO2 and other environmental problems are measured, if at all. ClimateOS is the brainchild of Swedish startup ClimateView, delivering a structured way to collate the huge number of climate reports, and the growing volumes of data. Insights from this point the way forward for individual cities with their own eco-friendly needs and issues.

    Cities including Helsingborg and Malmö and across Europe, the UK and US, are using ClimateOS to inform their decision-making processes through systemic analysis to understand the socio-economic impacts and collaborative needs of city stakeholders.

    Across transport, energy, industry and other segments, cities build up a holistic view of the activities taking place across the city, and how efforts are combined or aligned to deliver a greener future. Plans for the future are developed using a common framework that can be customised for each city, highlighting the benefits and risks or trade-offs for each step of the greening process.

    Designed for 2030 and Beyond

    Climate OS is designed to help city developers plan their green developments by identifying gaps in the green strategy, develop long-term cycles (typically five-year plans) and link the relevant parts and leaders together to deliver what is needed. For example, already green Helsingborg, has a fresh emphasis on consumption-based emissions to drive a holistic approach to reduce emmissions further. The city is focused on how its actions and policies affect the environment, the welfare and quality of life of its citizens, and weighs them equally to identify fresh opportunities to improve.

    Aiming to boost quality of life, they listen to citizens and businesses, with local-level agreements to boost collaboration and iterative improvements to meet higher green goals. Learning along the way, plans are evolved and tweaked as lessons come to light, with ClimateOS highlighting the complex and intricate patterns that form as commuter patterns change, greener businesses open for trade, and the relationships between energy consumers and producers evolve.

    All of this effort in a visual format helps those in charge identify new development opportunities and facilitate stronger collaboration and networking as new stakeholders, and green projects,  come to light.

    Geoff Spick
    Geoff Spick
    I started writing about consumer technology, video games, and teaching people how to use Windows and the Internet back in the 90s, before switching to the world of B2B content. I have written for research for Gartner, marketing content for Infor and a broad range of startups, SMBs, and enterprises. All with a focus on delivering value and useful information to the right audience, from leaders to operators and end users, and adding some humanity in a world of increasingly robotic content.

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