Standardizing Greenhouse Gas Inventory Outputs for Decision-Making
With air pollution and atmospheric chemicals posing a public health risk, the Atlanta mayor's office needed help understanding the problem.
A Plan Forward
The City of Atlanta, GA is known for southern gentility, a world-class music scene-and 21,000 tons of environmental waste. In spite of its charms, the city's combination of air pollution and atmospheric chemicals makes it the most toxic city in the country. Increasingly, the city is joining the ranks of many cities attempting to address climate change at the local level. Urban sprawl and the ensuing greater number of cars on the road are affecting the health of Atlanta's citizens.
The Atlanta data reported for the Global Protocol for Community-Scale (GPC) Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions showedn that the total GHG emissions in 2015 were 8.50 MMT CO2e, a decrease from 8.86 MMT CO2e in 2013 (City of Atlanta, 2015)...Download full report.