City of Bloomington, Indiana Greenhouse Gas Emissions Back-cast 2008-2018
The City of Bloomington, Indiana approached GTSI to request a greenhouse gas (GHG) inventory back-cast using Global Protocol methodology to estimate emissions from 2008-2018. This project was designed to evaluate progress towards the City’s GHG emissions reduction goals within the context of its commitments under the Mayors National Climate Action Agenda of 2017 and U.S. commitments under the Paris agreement. As a participant in the Environmental Resilience Institute’s 2019 Resilience Cohort prior to GTSI’s involvement, the City had conducted a 2018 community GHG inventory based on the Global Protocol for Community-Scale GHG Emission Inventories developed by the World Resource Institute (WRI), the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group, and Local Governments for Sustainability (ICLEI). In earlier years, the City developed GHG inventories using different methodologies. The GTSI team made minor adjustments to the 2018 inventory to reflect updated date sources and used the Global Protocol methodology to estimate emissions from 2008 to 2018 to create a standardized inventory. In addition, the GTSI team extrapolated Bloomington emissions from 2005-2007 based on reasonable assumptions regarding historical emissions.
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