Abstract Title

Session S-09G: Building Community Resilience: Moving Beyond Climate Adaptation Planning to Implementation

Proposed Abstract Title

Healing the Planet: GIS Helps British Columbia Respond to Climate Change with Climate Action

Keywords

Shorelines

Location

Room 6E

Start Date

2-5-2014 10:30 AM

End Date

2-5-2014 12:00 PM

Description

The Community Energy and Emissions Inventory (CEEI) represents over 200 individual reports of energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions. The data is split into on-road transportation, buildings, solid waste, deforestation and agriculture. A first of its kind inventory in North America, it enables local governments to meet the BC Climate Action Charter commitment to measure and report on their green house gas (GHG) emissions profiles. Making the data available in a GIS map-based format at large scales assists local governments in making effective policies and actions towards reducing GHGs and creating compact, complete energy efficient communities. Outputs of the inventory and contributing spatial analysis allow more easy integration with GHG modeling and local planning processes that are spatially driven. This paper overviews and describe the challenges and success of how GIS is supporting this critical program for climate action in British Columbia.

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May 2nd, 10:30 AM May 2nd, 12:00 PM

Healing the Planet: GIS Helps British Columbia Respond to Climate Change with Climate Action

Room 6E

The Community Energy and Emissions Inventory (CEEI) represents over 200 individual reports of energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions. The data is split into on-road transportation, buildings, solid waste, deforestation and agriculture. A first of its kind inventory in North America, it enables local governments to meet the BC Climate Action Charter commitment to measure and report on their green house gas (GHG) emissions profiles. Making the data available in a GIS map-based format at large scales assists local governments in making effective policies and actions towards reducing GHGs and creating compact, complete energy efficient communities. Outputs of the inventory and contributing spatial analysis allow more easy integration with GHG modeling and local planning processes that are spatially driven. This paper overviews and describe the challenges and success of how GIS is supporting this critical program for climate action in British Columbia.