Cities are the Key to the Climate Solution

03nov2:00 pm8:00 pmCities are the Key to the Climate SolutionMeeting Global Greenhouse Gases and Air Quality Targets Through Real-time MeasurementTechnology & Innovation Centre, University of Strathclyde, 99 George Street, G1 1RD2:00 pm - 8:00 pm OrganiserUniversity of StrathclydeEvent TypeWebinar & Talks

Event Details

Join city leaders, policymakers and scientists at this FREE summit to discover how affordable technology for real-time measurement of greenhouse gases can help your city tackle climate change and pollution.

The Summit will:

  • demonstrate the capabilities of new networks of lower-cost GHG and pollution gas sensors deployed in Glasgow and the San Francisco Bay Area;
  • illustrate the ability to integrate dense ground-based monitoring networks into existing measurement capabilities;
  • present how GHG sensing information can help guide urban policies and initiatives; and
  • present economic models that include GHG and air quality information and the links to disparate urban demographics and environmental justice considerations.

The Global Environmental Measurement and Monitoring (GEMM) Initiative, an international project of Optica (formerly OSA) and the American Geophysical Union (AGU), is inviting city leaders, policymakers, scientists and the business community to discover how cost-effective technologies for monitoring greenhouse gas (GHG) and air pollution emissions in urban environments can measure and predict the impact of climate policy and planning decisions.

Recent deployments of low-cost, high-density GHG sensors in several cities have yielded initial datasets demonstrating the utility of mapping GHG and air pollution levels in real time. Analyses of the COVID-19 emission reductions show that determining the emission contributions from various source sectors with detailed mapping and timing across the full diurnal cycle is possible and can provide invaluable information on governmental policies affecting GHG emission levels.