Standards to Achieve City Sustainability (Webinar) - 26/27.04.2017


This BEA webinar engages participants on how to use tools and standards to improve city sustainability.

Participants learn about how to create a greenhouse gas inventory to benchmark and track city emissions reductions with the Greenhouse Gas Protocol for Cities, how to estimate the potential emissions from city projects and policies with the GHG Protocol Policy and Action Standard, and how to set ambitious targets for cities with the Mitigation Goal Standard.

The webinar focused on how the Greenhouse Gas Protocol tools can be used to asses energy savings and other benefits of building efficiency policies and projects. Webinar speakers discuss how these processes can be best applied in a local context and example uses of the standards will be demonstrated. 


Short Bio:
Aristeidis Tsakiris is a Mechanical Engineer with a MSc in Sustainable Energy from DTU (Technical University of Denmark). Aristeidis started his career at a small consultancy company focused on energy efficient projects in the Balkans and Baltic areas. Now he is working as a Programme Officer at Copenhagen Centre on Energy Efficiency (C2E2) trying to accelerate energy efficiency policies to emerging and developing economies. His main areas of expertise are: Energy savings in the building sector, Energy Efficiency in the transport sector, Development of Energy Efficiency Knowledge Management Systems.
Short Bio:
Debbie Weyl is the Manager, Building Efficiency with the WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities. She manages the Building Efficiency Accelerator, a global partnership to accelerate building energy efficiency in cities around the world. Prior to WRI, Debbie worked for 5 years at CLASP to improve globally the environmental and energy performance of appliances, lighting and equipment, and for 2 years at the U.S. Department of Energy on energy efficiency programs in the United States.
Short Bio:
Senior Associate and Global Lead for TRAC City Project under the Global Climate Program and WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities at World Resources Institute that promotes data-driven city climate actions. TRAC City supports cities to set ambitious and measurable greenhouse gas reduction targets, plan and implement transformative actions to reduce emissions, and measure greenhouse gas performance consistently and transparently using standardized methodologies.
Short Bio:
Carley is a Research Analyst with the Global Climate Program. She supports cities in tracking and reducing greenhouse gas emissions through publication development, e-learning, and application of the GHG Protocol for Cities (GPC). Carley also works with the Building Efficiency Accelerator to conduct emissions assessments of policies and projects and draft publications.