Date
CitiCAP
Short description
An emissions trading application intended for development in the CitiCAP (Citizens ' cap-and-trade co-created) project has been brought to the test phase. The application automatically detects the user’s movement and the emissions it causes, as well as the purchase price.

Approximately 100 Lahti University of Applied Sciences polytechnic students registered for the first phase of the application.  In addition, the project team members are involved in testing the application. The group of testers was convened quite easily. The number of participants was limited by the fact that currently only the app version suitable for Android phones is under testing.
During the testing phase, the functionality of the technology will be tested when the application has a large number of users at the same time, and will also examine how the price of the allowance develops. In addition, the background calculation of the application will be tested. On the basis of the test period, the application will be developed to make it more functional.

In personal emissions trading, each user is assigned the permissible quantity of emissions in accordance with the city's emission reduction targets. Each user has access to a weekly renewable emissions budget, which is consumed in a manner dependent on the user's mobility choices. By choosing sustainable mobility modes, users can lower their emissions budgets and earn virtual money. When the emissions budget is exceeded, the savings dwindle, but they do not go on the minus side. With road barriers, it is possible to redeem local businesses as well as the city's sustainable products and services from the app's marketplace. The current testing stage does not yet test the functionality of the marketplace and virtual money.

The emissions trading scheme has been developed in co-operation between the City of Lahti, higher education institutions and business enterprises. The platform has been developed by Good Sign Oy, whose licence has been acquired by the City of Lahti. The functionality of the operating system is the responsibility of Future Dialog Oy.

The application is scheduled for introduction in September 2019, when it should be available for downloading by all Lahti residents via the app stores.

Author: CitiCAP project team

Other news from this project

European Green Capital Award for Lahti

Lahti appointed European Green Capital!

Lahti is the first Finnish city to be appointed as the European Green Capital at the awards ceremony in Oslo June 20 2019....
Lahti Journal 2

CitiCAP Expert Journal: Get an update on what has been happening in the last 6 months in Lahti

In his 2nd journal of CitiCAP, UIA expert Philip Turner describes his take on the project over the last 6 months, which included a stimulating and enr...
CitiCAP Lahti

Lahti invites fellow cities to join in

The CitiCAP project will launch the world’s first pilot on personal carbon trading on mobility emissions in the Autumn 2019. One of the City of Lahti’...
CitiCap zoom-in 1

A critical friend's view on Lahti's Personal Carbon Trading scheme

This Zoom-in aims to take a critical view of personal carbon trading  (PCT), outlining some of its core components with a particular focus on the chal...
Lahti CITICAP

Allocation of emission allowances for mobility investigated through a survey

The main objective of the CitiCAP (Citizens’ cap-and-trade co-created) project is to reduce the emissions from urban transport by means of personal ca...
Lahti journal

CitiCAP UIA Expert Journal – Learn more about the experiment with a Personal Carbon Trading scheme

UIA Expert, Philip Turner, gives a first look on how the project is being implemented ...
A smart bicycle highway will improve cycling conditions in Lahti

CitiCap

As part of the CitiCAP project, a 2.5 km long bicycle highway will be built in Lahti. The purpose of the bike path is to enable smooth and safe cyclin...
Visiting the Ghent project

Lahti presented its personal carbon trading experiment at the EU Green Week in Brussels

On Tuesday 22 May, the City of Lahti organised an interactive workshop in Brussels under the title Tackling Climate Change: Co-creating Personal Carbo...
PCT in Lahti

Improving the environment while making yourself more aware of your mobility choices

Development of the model and design of the platform for personal carbon trading has been the main focus during the first months of the CitiCAP project...