The report is part of the Carbon Track & Trace (CTT) project under the Climate-KIC Flagship Low Carbon City Lab (LoCaL). Carbon Track & Trace is intended to provide the City of Trondheim with a sound empirical basis for the development of more advanced greenhouse gas emissions inventory methods, including the eventual deployment of autonomous sensors and automated software to reduce the cost and complexity of conducting GHG inventories. The gap analysis that is presented, is the result of a research and innovation collaboration between the City of Trondheim, the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), and ICLEI Europe– Local Governments for Sustainability.
An additional goal of the project is to help develop better methods of decision-support and planning support for municipal mitigation planning through integration into strategic planning instruments, cost-benefit assessments (CBA) and geo-spatial databases.
To read the full report, please visit this page.
Municipal GHG emission inventories are frequently expensive and time-consuming to build, maintain, validate, and evaluate. The absence of detailed cost/benefit calculations for ex-ante, ex-durante, and ex-post appraisal means that municipal and regional governments often lack even rudimentary understanding of projected or outturn costs and benefits of their mitigation strategies.