ERM expert joins IPCC to help improve the guidelines for National greenhouse Gas Inventories
04 October 2013
Braulio Pikman, one of ERM’s leading experts on energy efficiency and climate change, was invited to join an experts group on greenhouse gas emission (GHG) to help shape the new guidelines by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the U.N. international body for the assessment of climate change, for national GHG inventories for the oil and gas sector.
The guidelines provide methods on the estimation of GHG emissions for all sectors. They are revised and updated every 10 years by a panel of experts from academia and industry. To bring together the right experts to determine the best methodologies in managing GHG inventories for the next decade, Governments across the globe are asked to designate professionals from the industry or universities to join the panel.
The majority of the TFI panel (Task Force on Inventories) is comprised of academic, government and industry experts; it is a significant achievement for Braulio to be selected from the consulting sector.
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) was established by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) in 1988. Its main objective was to assess scientific, technical and socio-economic information relevant to the understanding of human induced climate change, potential impacts of climate change and options for mitigation and adaptation. The IPCC has completed four assessment reports, developed methodology guidelines for national greenhouse gas inventories, special reports and technical papers.
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