Understanding Drivers of Change of Local GHG Emissions

Symposia A7

Abstract:

Since the mid-1990s, local governments have engaged in periodic inventories of municipal and community greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions with the ultimate goal of achieving emission reductions. The field has matured with documented protocols for performing and reporting inventories, and many communities are now conducting inventory updates to establish trends. The Cities Leading through Energy Analysis and Planning (C-LEAP) project enhances the GHG inventory practice by creating methods and tools to attribute changes between two inventories to the impacts of policies and programs along with other external drivers, such as economic activity and weather. This framework will support policy-makers in using data to better communicate about their progress and refine their policy approaches.

Speakers:
Eli Yewdall, Senior Program Officer, ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability USA
Shawn Megill Legendre, Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission
Maia Davis, Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments

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