ENERGee-Watch

Project information

Index: 0784R2
Acronym:CLIMACTREGIONS
Priority:2: Environment and risk prevention
Sub Theme:Natural and technological risks (including climate change)
Location FRANCE RHONE-ALPES

Topic of the practice

The European NEtwork of Regional GHG Emissions and Energy Watch),

Good Practice Information

ENERGee-Watch (the European NEtwork of Regional GHG Emissions and Energy Watch), launched by CLIMACT, aims to connect GHG emissions observatories throughout Europe. The observatories identified through the Energee-Watch network so far have confirmed the need for further standardisation among observatories in order to enable comparisons between territories and the establishment of European methodologies. To date, many observatories in Europe are built on air quality observation, with their structures governed by a local consortium and financially supported by public authorities. Furthermore, the methodologies used to observe GHG emissions are based on International standards (IPCC and Corinair) and national methodologies, rather than European-wide methods.

Evidence of success

The creation of a European network of emissions inventories can provide participating regions with an opportunity to achieve this standardisation, and to share experiences and improve together. As the project states, regional GHG observatories, governed by a local consortium and financially supported by public authorities, also have the potential to demonstrate the need for bottom-up approaches to tackle climate change.

Contact details to obtain further information on the practice

Etienne Vienot

RAEE

info@energee-watch.eu

www.energee-watch.eu

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