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Greenhouse Gas Emissions Accounting for Cities

Greenhouse Gas Emissions Accounting for Cities

61 min
Credit: AICP CMCNU-A

This course is approved for 1 AICP CM credit

Greenhouse gas emissions accounting is a core tool for developing, implementing, and monitoring climate actions and strategies. This course provides a basic overview of concepts that can be supplemented with training in specific software.

In This Course

  1. Michael Boswell introduces the course.
  2. Greenhouse Gasses Explained
    This chapter explains basic types and sources of greenhouse gases and addresses the measurement of greenhouse gases, including global warming potential (GWP) and carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e).
  3. Emissions in the Transportation Sector
    This chapter explains the sources of greenhouse gases (GHGs) in the transportation sector and how GHGs are estimated from activity data, such as vehicle miles traveled (VMT).
  4. Emissions in the Built Environment Sector
    This chapter explains the sources of GHGs in the built environment sector and how they are estimated from utility data.
  5. Emissions in Other Sectors
    This chapter explains the sources of GHGs in sectors other than transportation and the built environment and how they are estimated from activity data. These other sectors include water, wastewater, solid waste, and agriculture.
  6. Developing a GHG Emissions Inventory
    This chapter address the purpose of an emissions inventory and how to construct an inventory from the various GHG emission sectors.
  7. Developing a GHG Emissions Forecast
    This chapter explains how to craft a GHG emissions forecast. The chapter lists data needs, basic assumptions, and explains the concepts of "business as usual" (BAU), adjusted-BAU, and targets.
  8. Quantifying GHG Emissions of Climate Actions: Example #1
    This chapter demonstrates how to quantify GHG emissions reduction resulting from the implementation of a proposed policy. The demonstration highlights the basic logic and assumptions of the method.
  9. Quantifying GHG Emissions of Climate Actions: Example #2
    This chapter demonstrates how to quantify the GHG emissions reduction resulting from the implementation of a proposed policy. The demonstration highlights the basic logic and assumptions of the method.
  10. Limitations of GHG Emissions Accounting
    This chapter discusses the challenges and limitations of GHG accounting.

Published 2016