Speed to market increased
Lahti was able to bring the CitiCAP into the market very fast.
Global warming is our common challenge. The city of Lahti is a forerunner in efforts to reduce its carbon footprint and it has set a target to be a carbon-neutral city by 2025. Several initiatives are going on to achieve that goal, one of which is CitiCAP. A platform for personal carbon trading.
"The application developed in the CitiCAP project is a great example of a functioning collaboration without which we would not have been able to get this far"
The idea of the city of Lahti was unique. Lahti aimed to build a platform that gathers mobility data, convert it to a personal carbon footprint, and utilize it also for personal credits at the carbon trading marketplace. The schedule was tight and such a platform did not exist.
The core of the CitiCAP is a platform for managing the user carbon balance, calculating the carbon emissions for each trip, and supporting the carbon emission trade.
Collects the mobility data received from CitiCAP mobile app
Converts the mobility data to carbon emissions using defined rules for each means of mobility.
Maintains a personal carbon emission balance on the user account
Converts the carbon emissions to virtual money for CitiCAP carbon trade.
By implementing Good Sign, the City of Lahti was able to:
try different carbon emission calculation scenarios without coding
bring pilot users into the system quickly
Lahti in Finland is a city of 120,000 residents and a center for a region of 200,000 people. It has the best of both worlds: the attractiveness, intimate coziness, and originality of a small town, yet the services, efficiency, and logistics of a major city. Lahti is the European Green Capital 2021. Read more about Lahti and the personal carbon trading.