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.
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