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, […]
A very happy New Year to all of you.
To kickstart 2016, we held a webinar with Yuill from SSG and Marcus from WhatIf Technologies who update us with the launch of CityInSight at COP21 Paris. For those who haven’t been following the development of the model we’ll share the design and application of its use too.
SSG has partnered with whatIf? Technologies, an international leader in simulation modelling, to increase the sophistication, scope and capabilities of GHGProof in a new model – CityInSight. CityInSight also incorporates the Global GHG Protocol for Cities, a GHG accounting framework launched as the new global standard by the World Resources Institute, ICLEI, C40, UN Habitat and others at the UN Conference of the Parties in Lima in 2014.
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In the autumn crunch, we are a hive activity here at SSG and are keen to share our work and our resources with you.
Here are our latest webinars up to January next year for you to join. We will be taking a break in December whilst at COP21 Paris for the UN Climate Talks.
1. We have our monthly Associate webinar on Wednesday 21st October 13:00 EDT, this time with Brennan Vogel on ‘Sub national approaches to climate change adaptation’
You can simply register here
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.
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