Presentation on theme: "Setting a GHG Emission Reduction Target Asher Burns-Burg ICF International."— Presentation transcript:
Setting a GHG Emission Reduction Target Asher Burns-Burg ICF International
Goals What is a GHG Emission Reduction Target? Why set a target? How do you set a target?
What is a GHG Emission Reduction Target? The percentage by which your Park plans to reduce its GHG emissions below base year levels, by a future target year. An example: “20% reduction in base year 2007 emissions by the target year 2012”. If you Park’s emissions were 10,000 metric tons in 2007, your goal would be to reduce total emissions from your Park to 8,000 metric tons by 2012.
Why set a target? A target gives your Action Plan a tangible, specific goal that allows you to measure progress and take credit for results. A target helps to prioritize actions
Example Target: Kyoto Protocol (United States) Reduce GHG Emissions by 7 percent below 1990 levels by 2012. Growing economy Growing energy consumption Energy-related carbon emissions are projected to be 34 percent above the 1990 levels by 2010
Example Targets Cities for Climate Protection Campaign: 30 Countries 650 local governments 15% of global anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions Reduce GHG to 20% below base year levels in 10-20 years (significant growth in energy consumption).
Executive Order: Strengthening Federal Environmental, Energy and Transportation Management Reduce petroleum consumption in fleet vehicles by 2% annually through 2015. Increase alternative fuel consumption at least 10% annually. Reduce greenhouse gas emissions through the reduction of energy intensity by 3% annually.
Example Targets: California Reduce GHG emissions to: –2000 levels by 2010 –1990 levels by 2020 –80% below 1990 levels by 2050
Example Targets: Yosemite National Park Reduce non-fire management-related greenhouse gas emissions to 10 percent below 2005 levels by the year 2010 by implementing emission mitigation actions identified by the park.
What should the target be? Low enough to be achievable High enough to stimulate creativity and innovation High enough to really make a difference
Some Things to Consider… How will HAVO’s emission profile change? ie will emissions increase? Where are emissions coming from? –Transportation - 93% –Energy - 6% –Solid Waste and Other - 1%