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ICLEI Case Study 126 - Greenhouse gas emissions inventory: First experiences, Montevideo, Uruguay
A greenhouse gas inventory serves as a tool to quantify and weigh greenhouse gas emissions (GHG).
The Municipality of Montevideo (Intendencia de Montevideo, IM) prepared and presented the results
of their first greenhouse gas emissions inventory in June 2010. The inventory, for example, revealed
that two-thirds of the city’s emissions stem from the burning of fossil fuels. The inventory enables the
city’s Climate Change Work group to propose policies that promote a low-carbon economy and more
efficient use of energy.
Icon/category:
Type of resource:
  • Case Study
Medium:
  • Electronic resource
Purpose:
  • Awareness raising
  • Capacity development
  • General information
  • Guidance
  • Policy (local)
Publisher: ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability
Published in: 4, 2011
Relevant for:
  • Uruguay
  • Latin America
Sector:
  • Institutional
  • Municipal
Topic:
  • Climate change
  • Climate mitigation
  • Energy
  • Energy efficiency
Language:
  • English
Free to use: Yes
Energy Subject:
  • Energy use
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