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Development of a water-energy GHG protocol to measure, report, and verify the GHG emissions embedded in the water use cycle November 20

About Our Speaker

As the Director of Programs and Operations, Amy Holm oversees The Climate Registry’s member programs, which includes the Outreach & Engagement and Technical Services departments along with other activities, such as the Climate Leadership Conference, Cool Planet Project, and participation at UNFCCC COP events. She is responsible for new program development and ensuring effective processes and communications, in order to strengthen The Registry’s programs and services to its members. Amy received an M.A. in Environmental Policy in International Relations from Claremont Graduate University and a International Affairs from Lewis and Clark College.

About the Talk

This presentation will highlight The Climate Registry’s measurement, reporting, and verification (MRV) process for greenhouse gas (GHG) accounting, and will explore the challenges and opportunities in the development of a standardized methodology to measure and account for the GHG emissions embedded in the water use cycle.  The goal of this methodology is to provide transparent and scalable GHG intensity metrics for organizations to better quantify the GHG emissions attributed to the water they deliver or consume as part of their overall carbon footprint. Currently, organizations don’t have a standardized methodology to account for these emissions, so this would allow for an apples-to-apples comparison of data using consistent operational boundaries and accounting methodologies. 



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This talk was held at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center on November 10, 2015, as part of the Carbon Monitoring System Applications Policy Speaker Series.

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