This year, SSG released an integrated energy, emissions and finance model, CityInSight, designed specifically to support cities in identifying and implementing low carbon or decarbonisation pathways. As part of our series of webinars on this model, here the fourth in the series here. Hosted by Yuill Herbert from SSG and Marcus Williams from whatif Technologies, […]
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The Canadian climate change and urban planning consultancy SSG launched CityInSight: an open source energy, emissions and finances model for cities, at COP21 in Paris this week.
“Cities are demonstrating the will to take on energy and emissions challenges. CityInSight enables cities to rigorously explore the impact of policies and investments on the transition to a low or zero carbon future, “ said Yuill Herbert, Director at SSG.
CityInSight is a sophisticated model with integrated spatially-explicit land-use and transportation components, and stocks-and-flows accounting. It analyses the impact of land-use and policy scenarios on energy, emissions and their associated financial and employment metrics. You can listen to the recording of the seminar we held in Le Bourget, at COP21 on 2nd December. (It starts 1:30 minutes in, and make sure your volume is turned up high..)
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Yuill Herbert from SSG will be discussing the design functions of the new city-scale energy, finance and emissions model. This will be launched in Paris at the COP 21 UN Climate Talks in December. This webinar is the first in a series of three that will describe the importance of considering energy and GHG emissions in land-use planning, drawing on recent research and modelling projects by SSG
Please register for ‘CityInSight webinar I Relationship between land use and GHG Emissions: the knowledge so far’ on November 3rd 1:00 PM EDT at:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. Here is our CityInSight_Brochure for more information on the model.