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Boundary Processes in the Development of Phoenix’s Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory for Operations

About Our Speaker

Nalini Chhetri

Nalini Chhetri is a Climate Change Science Manager and a Senior Sustainability Scientist with the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability. She holds a doctorate in education policy studies from Penn State and a Master of Science degree in Cyto-genetics. Prior to entering academics, Dr. Chhetri specialized in sustainable development working for international nongovernmental organizations in Nepal, India and Thailand. She has regularly consulted for the United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). Dr. Chhetri's academic and research interests center around climate change, science policy, sustainable development, technology and development in developing nations, participatory research, education, civil society, demography, and alternate knowledge systems. She currently teaches courses in GHG inventory. She sits on the steering committee of ASU’s Sustainable Cities Network and works closely with municipalities in translating, communicating and developing projects related to climate science.

About the Talk

The Center for Integrated Solutions to Climate Change is a unit of the Julie. A. Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability at Arizona State University, and works closely with practitioners and stakeholders to understand how climate variability and uncertainty impact the decisions they make. This talk will describe the Center’s contribution to the development of the Phoenix 2012 Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory for Government Operations—an updated inventory of 2012 emissions from municipal operations in six sectors: Buildings and Facilities, City Vehicle Fleet, Wastewater Treatment, Solid Waste, Employee Commute, and Granulated Activated Carbon (GAC) Hauling and Regeneration. Specifically, it will discuss the joint activities between the City of Phoenix and the Center, including integrated research based decision-support tools, used to facilitate knowledge flow for updating the inventory.


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This talk was held at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center on June 18, 2014, as part of the Carbon Monitoring System Applications Policy Speaker Series.

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