IG3IS serves as an international coordination mechanism, 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, urban and facility 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.
The workshop goal was to develop a Good Practice Guidelines to provide technical guidance on current state of the art technologies in urban greenhouse gas information systems. It laid 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.
It is expected that a first draft of the document could be available prior to the Second IG3IS Symposium & User Summit in 2020 Fall. Agenda of the event and updates of the outcomes will be posted here.
A note on the relationship between this Good Practice Guidelines and “Standards”. The metrology community is working in parallel to develop standards for urban greenhouse gas measurements. This Good Practice Guidelines 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.