UN, AU, Others Want Anti-Domestic Violence, Affirmative Action Bills Approved

first_imgPartial view of women in the Mock Parliament of the Women Legislative Caucus of Liberia -Women Groups Grace ‘Mock Legislature’The United Nations (UN), African Union (AU), Swedish Embassy and Local Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) have requested the Liberian Senate and the House of Representatives to approve the Anti-Domestic and Affirmative Bills.The international organizations made the call yesterday in the Joint Chambers of the Legislature during a program marking the ‘Mock Session of Parliament’ of the Women Legislative Caucus of Liberia. The Program was supported by UN Women.The UN Resident Coordinator and Representative of the United Nations Development Program in Liberia Yacoub El Hillo urged the Liberian Senate and the House of Representatives to continue to lead in the global scene by making history and approve the Anti-Domestic and Affirmative Bills.Mr. Hillo said as of 1970, Liberia made the first history, with Madam Angie E. Brooks being the first and only African female President of the United Nations General Assembly. He said in 2005, Liberia made another history with the election of the first elected female President in Africa.“We believe Liberia can also make history again and pass this Anti-Domestic Violence and Affirmative Bills,” Mr. Hillo said.He added that the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which were created and piloted by Liberia, is being emulated by many other countries.UN Women Representative Madam Goreth Nizigama said the passage of the Domestic Violence Bill and Affirmative Action Bill will bring diversity and other comparative advantages that are required in leadership and governance.Madam Nizigama said evidence shows gender inequalities remain intertwined to poverty and impoverishment.“For example, according to the 2016 Human Development Report, of 188 countries assessed, Liberia ranks 177 on the Gender Inequality Index; Rwanda ranks 84, while Senegal ranks 120,” Madam Nizigama said.“It’s no gainsaying, we are trailing these sister countries on development and it will be good for all of us if we match up and I daresay pass them,” she added.For his part, AU Political Officer Prosper Addo said the Affirmative Action Bill will be a “good thing” for Liberia to enable the women, people living with disability and the youth to have shared in governance and it should not be a hindrance in legalizing laws against domestic violence.Swedish Ambassador to Liberia Madam Ingrid Wittersqvist said the Swedish Government will remain supportive of programs that would promote the equality of women and was proud to form part of a forum to encourage the lawmakers to approve the Domestic Violence Bill and the Affirmative Action Bills.Women in Peace Building Network and other advocacy groups of the youth, women, and people living with disabilities were in attendance.During the Mock Session of the Parliament of the Women Legislative Caucus of Liberia, Rep. Samuel Kogar served as the Mock Speaker, while 10 Representatives and Senators served as the Mock Parliament. They were the pro and con during discussions of the Anti-Domestic Violence and Affirmative Action Bills.The lawmakers included Rep. Rosana Schaack, the President of Women Legislative Caucus of Liberia, Sen. Peter Coleman, Rep. Moima Briggs-Mensah, Rep. Ellen Attoh, Rep. Rustonlyn Dennis, Rep. Matthew Zarzar, Rep. Francis Doepoh, Rep. Julie Wiah, Rep. Tibelrosa Tarponweh and Rep. Gunpue Kargon.Those for the con said the Affirmative Action Bill contravenes the Constitution and does not seek to represent the interest of a vast majority of Liberians, while others said the Bill, if approved, will help to empower women, youths and people living with disabilities in the House of Representatives.The Affirmative Action Bill has undergone five attempts to get gender equality legislation at the different levels of the political process.Partial view of women in the Mock Parliament of the Women Legislative Caucus of LiberiaIn 2005 there was an attempt to revise the Electoral Law; in 2009, it was under the caption of a Fairness Bill; in 2010 it was the Gender Parity Bill; in 2013, it was an Act to amend the elections law of Liberia; in 2014, it was included in the Constitution Review Process and known as the “Women’s minimum agenda for constitutional review; and in the latest attempt it is called the Equal Participation and Representation Bill of 2016 which is part of the Affirmative Action Bill.The Bill, among others, seeks to set aside 21 Legislative seats for women, youths and people with disabilities in addition to the existing 73 seats.On the Domestic Violence Bill, it has also been a long haul. Currently, Executive Order 92, which has been issued by former President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf on the eve of her departure, President George M. Weah is committed to passing into law as proclaimed during the European Development Days in Brussels.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) – Advertisement –last_img read more

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Pipeline bombings evidence of larger discontent, author says

first_img Boras also says that EnCana pipelines have automatic emergency shutoff valves at regular intervals of the pipeline, which prevent a large amount of gas from being released if a leak does occur.For more on this story, check out these stories from Energeticcity.caPipeline bombings evidence of larger discontent, author saysAdvertisement RCMP already has suspects in pipeline bombingEnCana says residents not endangered by gas leak after bomb blastAdditional Information: Both bombings attacked the same pipeline; Map & PhotoPolice not linking explosion to terrorismExplosive detonated on Encana Pipeline The author of a book about the saga of Wiebo Ludwig says he’s not surprised that this week’s pipeline bombings have been directed specifically at sour gas. Andrew Nikiforuk says there is an extreme level of tension between sour gas developers, residents and first nations groups in the area due to issues surrounding safety and regulation. He says that many residents and First Nations living near oil and gas development also resent the reduction in property values and the constant threat of a potentially life-threatening leak or accident. – Advertisement – [asset|aid=450|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=e44909f40aa9a4e7bb16429e8dc151bb-Nikkiforuk-1_1_Pub.mp3] However, Alan Boras, spokesperson for EnCana, says that the risk of danger to residents from nearby pipelines is minimal. [asset|aid=451|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=e44909f40aa9a4e7bb16429e8dc151bb-Boras-1_1_Pub.mp3] Advertisementlast_img read more

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Olympians Hayden and Hunks visit FSJ & Moose FM

first_imgIt is ‘Swim with an Olympian’ weekend at the North Peace Leisure pool. Fort St. John’s Inconnu Swim Club is hosting the event for the sixth time, and has brought in a couple of Canada’s top swimmers – Brent Hayden and Tanya Hunks.  Members of the Inconnu Swim Club, as well as other swim clubs in Northern B.C., will get a chance to meet the Olympians, and also get some training tips, with the two set to join local swimmers in the pool.  There is also an open session from 1-3 p.m. on Saturday, when any members of the public are welcome to come to the pool, to meet Hayden and Hunks.  – Advertisement -Hayden and Hunks, along with Inconnu coach Jan Wahlen, joined Moose FM’s Jon Zacks on Friday afternoon to talk about the weekend. Listen to the entire interview here. (runs 7:20) [asset|aid=1945|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=91fbb5142980e02586ad6ff892d2da13-Swim with Olympians – Oct 2_1_Pub.mp3]last_img read more

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Local area paleontologist looking for financial support amid dinosaur track discovery

first_imgRich McRae is curator of paleontology at the Tumbler Ridge Peace Region Paleontology Research Centre and is trying to raise corporate interest in supporting an additional tourist attraction behind the WAC Bennett Dam – south of the Williston Lake reservoir.Earlier this month he put his idea before Fort St. John City Council and he’ll back in this area next month to meet with the District of Taylor Council on May 19th and the Peace River Regional District in Fort St. John the following week on the 28th.“What we’re trying to do is get the equipment, mainly,” explains McRae. “This is a project that’s quite [far] from our home-base and there’s equipment that we’re lacking…the funding that we’re looking for is to get basic equipment because we’re going to have quite a few volunteers and researchers on the site.”- Advertisement -He says the centre is looking for about $175,000 to complete this year’s work.“If we’re lucky with our funding campaign, it’ll give us the capacity to actually act as a more regional museum.”The dinosaur tracks at Williston Lake were found in the late 1970s and unlike other tracks, discovered about 50 years earlier in the Peace River Canyon, they are not underwater and are well removed from any flooding associated with Site C dam construction.Advertisement Following the first phase of the development, the idea is to put up a structure to help conserve the site, which Mr. McRae says is close enough to the Alaska Highway that it could easily become an another Peace Region tourist attraction.The 1,000 square meter site would be the third one in this area for dinosaur enthusiasts, along with the Tumbler Ridge Global Geopark and the Philip J. Currie Dinosaur Museum, expected to open this fall at Wembley between Beaverlodge and Grande Prairie.last_img read more

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GOLF: OTWAY GOLF CLUB NOTES

first_imgLast weekend was a mixed weekend for Otway members, starting off on Saturday with the annual Easter hamper competition, ran in stableford format on a cold but calm day.Dave Hughes claimed this years basket of goodies with a hard fought 42 pts, followed closely in second place by Noel Fisher, and Gerry Gallagher in third.The nines were won by Sean Sweeney and Pat McNulty, leaving all the prizes on the day going to the more ‘senior’ club members, and the ‘young guns’ trailing behind ! On Sunday the club was well represented by officers and members at the funeral of past-captain Jim Kerr, Rathmullan, who passed away on Good Friday. Jim is remembered by many past and present members of Otway GC, and the club offers sympathy and condolences to his family on their loss.  GOLF: OTWAY GOLF CLUB NOTES was last modified: April 2nd, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:OTWAY GOLF CLUB NOTESlast_img read more

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Local school one of only five chosen by Google to crack the code

first_imgSt Eunan’s College in Letterkenny has been selected as one of five schools in Ireland to receive sponsorship from Google for this year’s Europe Code Week 2017.Google’s decision to directly sponsor schools for Europe Code Week is a result of the company’s ongoing efforts to encourage more students to learn about computing and to ensure that they are well-equipped with the technical skills that are increasingly required for the future.Google received over 500 submissions from schools across Europe with St Eunan’s being one of only 60 schools across 33 countries to be chosen. The schools will host activities that range from in-class and extracurricular computer science activities (both hands-on and offline); coding workshops for students and their parents, teachers and grandparents; visits to local ICT companies; and an ongoing, year-long project to learn programming skills and collaborate in the creation of games for younger students.By the end of Europe Code Week, almost 3,000 Irish students, teachers and parents will have benefitted from the programme, just one of many of Google’s educational initiatives run in Ireland and worldwide.Claire Conneely, CS Education Manager, Google said; “Congratulations to St. Eunan’s College and we hope they have a fantastic Code Week and that their enthusiasm continues to grow during Code week and beyond!”.Europe Code Week 2017 – which this year takes place between 7th and 22nd October – is a grassroots movement that celebrates creating with code. The idea is to make programming more visible, to show young, adults and elderly how you bring ideas to life with code, to demystify these skills and bring motivated people together to learn. The initiative was launched in 2013 by the Young Advisors for the Digital Agenda Europe.In addition to St. Eunan’s the other Irish schools selected by Google are:St. Joseph’s Primary School, Ballinrobe. Co. MayoSt. Mary’s Parish Primary School, Drogheda, Co. LouthSt Vincent’s Secondary School, Dundalk, Co. LouthNorth Dublin National School Project, Glasnevin, Co.DublinLocal school one of only five chosen by Google to crack the code was last modified: September 29th, 2017 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:CODEdonegalGoogleSt Eunanslast_img read more

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Crackdown on metal thefts launched by Gardaí

first_imgAn Garda Síochána in conjunction with Crimestoppers and ESB Networks are today launching a campaign to tackle the serious problem of metal theft.The new campaign continues the work of the Metal Theft Forum, which was established in 2012 to develop a metal theft prevention and crime reduction plan.Metal theft affects a large number of businesses and communities and includes the theft of electricity cables, copper wires, road signs, beer kegs, electrical goods, letterboxes and goalposts. Ireland’s electricity network, public transport and telecommunications networks have all been victims of metal theft, with criminals removing large amounts of electrical cable, signal cable and copper wire.Of particular concern is the sharp increase in ESB Network station break-ins and the ongoing theft of electrical cable. In 2019 the number of High Voltage (HV) station break-ins doubled compared to 2018 and 2017. There have been 43 break-ins to ESB Networks substations in 2019.Serious injuries and fatalities have been caused as a direct consequence of metal theft.John O’Driscoll, Assistant Commissioner of An Garda Síochána, said: “Metal Theft can affect everyone. Specifically, stealing metal from ESB Networks’ equipment causes power cuts which impact on families, businesses and the economy in general. “I appeal to any person to contact An Garda Síochána, immediately, if they are aware of suspicious activity taking place close to an electrical installation on their land.“I am also specifically appealing to any person involved in the purchase and or resale of metal products, to ask appropriate questions and report unusual sources of metal as you may inadvertently facilitate criminal activity and commit an offence of handling stolen property if you purchase metal that is stolen”.An Garda Síochána are calling on members of the public and, in particular, the farming community with overhead power lines on their land to be vigilant of suspicious activity and to come forward with any information they may have on metal theft and people engaged in this illegal activity.Information can be provided to your local Garda station, by calling ESB Networks on 1820 372 999 or by the Crimestoppers confidential telephone service by calling 1800 25 00 25.Crackdown on metal thefts launched by Gardaí was last modified: November 12th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Gardailast_img read more

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Cobb named location manager at Archbold Equipment Bowling Green

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Archbold Equipment Company has named Phil Cobb Location Manager of the Bowling Green CASE IH dealership.“Phil brings diverse experience to this location,” said Zach Hetterick, Archbold Equipment CEO. “His extensive background in service, industry knowledge and leadership skills will strengthen the Bowling Green team. We look forward to him expanding and developing the staff there.”Cobb comes to Archbold Equipment from AGCO, where he was Key Account Manager in Ohio and Indiana. Prior to that he held various roles at Case New Holland including Regional Service Manager, Cash Crop Specialist, Product Sales Training Specialist and Combine Field Test Intern. Cobb has also spent time custom harvesting from Texas to Montana.“I am looking forward to getting back closer to my farming roots, working with the local community and farmers in the area,” Cobb said. “I plan to work with the Bowling Green team to enhance the location for customers as well as the staff.”Cobb grew up on a farm in England and graduated from State University of New York with a degree in Agricultural Equipment Technology. He and his family reside in Helena, Ohio.last_img read more

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Start Investing in People

first_img Essential Reading! Get my first book: The Only Sale Guide You’ll Ever Need “The USA Today bestseller by the star sales speaker and author of The Sales Blog that reveals how all salespeople can attain huge sales success through strategies backed by extensive research and experience.” Buy Now We try to help people, but we aren’t giving them the help they really need. It’s because we are underinvesting in people. Investing more means caring more.We give people answers when we should be teaching them to think. But providing an answer takes only a few minutes and teaching people to think takes more time and real effort.We give people money when we should be teaching them to create increasingly greater levels of value. Giving people money helps them in the short term, but it doesn’t provide growth. It’s much more difficult to help people increase their value.We try to motivate people to take action and to improve their own results, their own lives. But that motivation lasts only a short time. It’s more difficult to help people identify and activate their real purpose, the internal motivation that they can sustain over their lifetime.We use quick fix solutions to long term, systemic problems. The person who needs help might take the help and go away, but they haven’t left any better than off then when you found them. They’re still dependent.Why You UnderinvestUnderinvesting produces dependents instead of independence. And there are five reasons that you might be underinvesting.Your failure to invest in people might mean that you believe the person you are “helping” can’t improve or grow. They aren’t worth investing in because you believe they are incapable of improving.People will surprise you if you give them a chance.It might also suggest that you believe they aren’t really worth the level of investment required, that you believe that there is something more important than helping them grow.Your legacy is going to consist of nothing more than the lives you touched, for good or for ill.It might be that you really don’t know how to give people the real help they need. This is probably the least likely reason; it’s likely that you are extremely capable and well suited to providing that level of help.You have the abilities you possess for a reason.Some people fail to give people the help they really need because it gives them power or control. If their help is always needed, then they are significant, they’re important.Nothing makes you more significant that helping people grow.But when it comes to helping people grow, the most likely reason you are underinvesting is that you aren’t really focused on that outcome. You’re focused on treating the presenting problem and not the real source of the problem. Changing the outcome and investing in caring enough to really help solves that problem—and it provides real help.What to InvestInvesting in people is expensive. Really helping requires you to make much greater investments.You have to make a greater investment of the most limited and fleeting of all your possessions: your time. Investing your time to really help produces outsized returns. The time invested to give people the help they need is returned to you many times over because it creates independence instead of dependents.You have to make a greater investment of your emotional energy. You have to care enough about the person that needs your help to give them the help that they really need. That means you have to shift the outcome from how you can help this person in the fastest way possible to how you can help them grow. It’s inefficient. That energy is expensive. It requires patience. It requires tolerance.If you are reading this and it has touched in you some way, then it’s likely there’s a long line of people that invested enough in caring about you to give you the help that you really needed. Remember what that looked like? Remember how that felt? Remember the difference it made in your life? That’s the investment in caring you need to make in helping others.QuestionsAre you giving the people that ask you for help the help that really need? Or are you doing what is efficient over what is really effective?Are you really creating the value that you are capable of creating? Or are you shortchanging yourself and the people that need your help?What is the root cause of your underinvestment in caring about other people enough to give them the help that they really need?last_img read more

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Giving cities a road map to reducing their carbon footprint

first_imgCities are not just where 3.5 billion of us live—they are where more than  half of humanity uses electricity, drives cars, and throws out garbage, among myriad other activities that emit greenhouse gases. Now, a global coalition has released the first standardized method for measuring and reporting a given city’s greenhouse gas emissions. Called the Global Protocol for Community-Scale Greenhouse Gas Emission Inventories (GPC), the new standards were unveiled today at the United Nations’ ongoing climate negotiations in Lima.Cities are responsible for 70% of global carbon dioxide emissions, says Wee Kean Fong, who led development of the GPC at the World Resources Institute—a nonprofit based in Washington, D.C.—in partnership with the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group and Local Governments for Sustainability (ICLEI). But there has been no standardized way to measure and report an individual city’s emissions. That has impeded plans to reduce urban climate footprints and track the effectiveness of local policies designed to reduce emissions. “You can’t manage what you can’t measure,” Fong says.A key element of the GPC is its recognition that a city may be responsible for gases emitted far outside its borders. Take power plants that burn fossil fuels to generate electricity, or landfills that receive solid waste, Fong says. Those can be located outside of a city, but their emissions are directly tied to urban activity. Holding cities accountable for such emissions may lead to some pushback when it comes to convincing them to adopt the GPC protocol, but it’s important for making sure measurements are accurate as possible, Fong says.Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*)A key selling point is that 35 cities have already benefited from implementing the GPC during its pilot phase in 2012. In the months since, other cities have been test-driving the new standards. David Maleki, a climate change analyst with the Inter-American Development Bank’s Emerging and Sustainable Cities Initiative, helps cities in Latin America and the Caribbean use the protocol to figure out which sectors are responsible for most of their greenhouse gas emissions. These “[greenhouse gas] inventories are a very basic building block for taking climate action in cities,” he says. Rio de Janeiro, for example, used a draft of the GPC to determine that transportation was responsible for a whopping 39% of the city’s total emissions; that led the government to focus on expanding public transit to more efficiently shrink its carbon footprint. “Building a greenhouse gas emissions inventory enables city leaders to manage their emissions reduction efforts, allocate resources and develop comprehensive climate action plans,” said Rio de Janeiro mayor and C40 Chair Eduardo Paes said in a statement.One lesson Fong and his team learned during the pilot program is that not every city is starting from the same place when it comes to measuring greenhouse gas emissions. Some cities, especially in the developing world, simply don’t have access to the kind of data needed for a comprehensive inventory; Maleki says he often works in places where the only emissions data available are on a national scale.To try to make the GPC accessible to cities that may not have all the right data, Fong’s team designed two tiers of reporting. Both incorporate transportation within the city, stationary burning of fossil fuels, consumption of electricity, and emissions related to waste. The more advanced tier adds data about industrial processes, land use change, transportation that brings people into the city, and other indirect sources of emissions. “The GPC is a very inclusive protocol,” says Ana Marques, project coordinator of ICLEI’s Urban-LEDS project, which will help cities in developing countries apply the GPC. “It enables all cities to participate.”last_img read more

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