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Conducting Carbon Footprint Assessments
April 28, 2011 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
This three part webinar series covered the basics of greenhouse gas (GHG) accounting for annual inventories and reduction projects, why and how businesses and institutions are going through the process, and what tools are helping them along the way. Participants were encouraged to participate in the full series:
Thursday, April 28th
Session 1: Carbon Footprint Assessments – What & Why
The first session covered the “what” and “why” of conducting a greenhouse gas (GHG) inventory or carbon footprint analysis. In addition, the session provided key concepts and resources to support the business case for climate action and the importance of good analysis as a springboard for climate action.
Thursday, May 12th
Session 2: Carbon Footprints Step-by-Step
The second session introduced participants to the protocols and standards used for conducting a greenhouse gas emissions inventory. It also covered the process for conducting an inventory or accounting for GHG reduction projects, as well as existing calculators, tools, various registries and their validation and reporting requirements, and available resources.
Thursday, June 2nd
Session 3: Case Studies of Carbon Footprinting
The third session focused on case studies of industries and organizations that have gone through greenhouse gas inventory exercises, including lessons learned from establishing a baseline, setting GHG reduction goals, and working toward meeting those goals.
These webinars were brought to you by NEWMOA and the Northwest Pollution Prevention Resouce Center (PPRC) with funding support from the Pollution Prevention Resource Exchange (P2Rx).