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Day Two at the Paris COP21 Meetings

At day two of the Paris COP21 meeting the Business Council for Sustainable Energy during The Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA) and Jared Blum, from PIMA (the Polyiso Insulation Manufacturers Association) delivered this intervention on behalf of international business and industry. The intervention called upon Parties to expand and accelerate low-carbon technology deployment and technical assistance under the framework of the new agreement, and offered our practical experience with market-based mechanisms, and hope that a decision and strong signal on this issue can be made while we are in Paris, whilst also including a role for market mechanisms in the new agreement.

At the US Center 2015 Paris COP21 I attended:

NASA Global Carbon: From Observation to Products

What was discussed in this session where the various efforts in observing GHGs such as CO2 and Methane CH4. This sets baselines for tracking increases and decreases in GHG impacts as related to mitigation of GHGs.

A number of programs were mentioned including IPCC --- Studies in Radiative Forcing. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is the leading international body for the assessment of climate change. It was established by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) in 1988 to provide the world with a clear scientific view on the current state of knowledge in climate change and its potential environmental and socio-economic impacts. In the same year, the UN General Assembly endorsed the action by WMO and UNEP in jointly establishing the IPCC.

This work is continuing efforts that originated with the Montreal Protocol to reduce HCFCs with current focus on GHGs specifically on CO2 and Methane Ch4.

Atmospheric CO2 has been identified as the primary driver of climate change.

If the Paris COP21 goal is to reduce GHGs it has to be measured.

Programs such as WMO – Global Atmospheric Watch are developing stations to monitor these GHGs impacts. Products resulting from this data collection include: Carbon Tracker and GOSAT.

Kingspan Insulated Metal Panels can be a solution to reducing GHGs, in part, by making buildings more energy with Demand Side energy efficiency and related GHG reductions. These reductions can be measured through some of these Global to Local observations to product efforts as well as measurement & verification programs.

Posted on 12/2/2015 2:00:00 PM

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