Human activities are responsible for almost all of the increase in greenhouse gases (GHGs) in the atmosphere over the last 150 years. Examples of such activities are burning of fossil fuels such as coal and natural gas to generate electricity for our daily consumption and for the transportation sector. Other GHG emissions sources are from the industries, commercial and residential sectors which have also played a significant part in contributing to the pool of GHG emissions.
Cities are a major source of GHG emissions. An estimated 70% of the world’s energy-related GHG emissions in fact come from cities. As such, cities play a substantial role in tackling the global challenge of climate change as they can act as a major source of sustainable climate solutions. One of the first crucial steps for cities to move towards low carbon planning is to measure their emissions and identify the most effective ways to mitigate them.
Join us in the Low Carbon Cities Webinar Series second webinar titled “GHG Inventory for Cities - How to Benchmark?” to hear our expert speakers share their insights and experiences on developing GHG inventories and discuss on ways to benchmark GHG inventory for cities.