Consumption-Based Emissions Inventories Part 2: New Tools for Identifying and Prioritizing Emission Reduction Measures

This is the second webinar is a series focused on consumption-based emissions inventories and what they reveal about new opportunities to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Part 1 (October 2, 2018) featured findings from recent inventories completed for Oregon and the San Francisco Bay Area. This webinar will focus on new analytical tools and approaches to help cities assess local policies and programs aimed at reducing consumption-based emissions. Climate action leaders are increasingly considering consumption-based emissions in addition to production or activity-based emissions that have typically formed the basis of climate action planning. Consumption-based emissions inventories attribute all global emissions to the ultimate end user, so that, in addition to transportation and housing, the supply chain emissions that occur throughout the lifecycle of goods, food, and services consumed in a jurisdiction are included. In this webinar, Derik Broekhoff with the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) will present a new online toolkit developed for the Carbon Neutral Cities Alliance designed to help cities identify and prioritize local actions to reduce consumption-based emissions. Chris Jones with the CoolClimate Network will present Carbon Footprint Planning Tools and Scenarios developed for California cities. Both approaches give communities new tools for designing appropriate climate action strategies to reduce the carbon impacts of consumption.