Summary of Purpose (Jocelyn Turnbull, Phil DeCola)
IG3IS aims to coordinate an integrated global greenhouse gas information system, linking inventory and flux model based information with atmospheric observations and modelling, to provide the best possible estimates of greenhouse gas emissions at the national and urban scales. Linkages to stakeholders and policy outcomes are a critical goal of IG3IS. The IG3IS Implementation Plan outlines the IG3IS ambition at a broad scale.
This Best Practice Guide is intended to provide technical guidance on current state of the art technologies in urban greenhouse gas information systems. It lays out the available methodologies and how they can best be implemented, as well as guidance on the end user outputs that might be obtained from each methodology.
A note on the relationship between this Best Practice Guide and “Standards”. The metrology community is working in parallel to develop standards for urban greenhouse gas measurements. This Best Practice Guide is aimed at the research community developing emerging methods. Standards will be the logical follow-on as best practices coalesce into widely accepted methodologies that can be implemented in operational situations. IG3IS and BIPM/NIST/etc will work together to ensure alignment between best practices and standards.
This is an evolving field of research, such that best practices will require regular updating as knowledge develops. To this end, we recommend bi-annual updates to this document, with contributions solicited from researchers.
Links to the recordings:
Links to the presentations for day 1, day 2 and day 3 can be found here.