Edina Energy & Environment Commission

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Edina Energy & Environment Commission

  1. 1. EDINA ENERGY AND ENVIRONNEMT COMMISSION April 15, 2009 Metro CERTs Spring Networking Event
  2. 2. CARBON DISCLOSURE • City of Edina joined ICLEI in 2007 • ICLEI’s First Milestone is creating a Greenhouse Gas Emission Baseline • ICLEI and The Carbon Disclosure Project began a Cities Program in 2008. Edina was one of 21 US cities to participate.
  3. 3. CARBON DISCLOSURE PROJECT • Mission: Collect and distribute high quality information that motivates investors, corporations, and governments to take action • Objective: Disclosure can spur innovation. CDP has shown consistent disclosure pinpoints risk and generates opportunities
  4. 4. CDP Background • Largest database of corporate climate change information in the world • Corporate reporters now exceed 3,700 worldwide, up from 3,000 in 2008. • Independent non-profit organization
  5. 5. EDINA JOINS CDP - 2008 • The new CDP Cities Program includes approx. 30 US cities, including New York, Las Vegas, Denver, West Palm Beach, St. Paul, and Edina. • Each city reports comparable carbon emission data for services the city provides or controls, i.e. fire, police, and ambulance services, buildings, and waste management.
  6. 6. CDP Action Steps • Cities will follow CDP systems to assess and disclose climate change- related risks and opportunities. • Initial findings in 2009.
  7. 7. Edina’s Carbon Footprint • Buildings • Fleets • Streetlights • Water and Sewage • Five years of data. City hired college intern to enter and analyze data.
  8. 8. Edina’s Carbon Footprint – Baseline Year Is 2007 Buildings: 15354 tons eCO2 • Vehicles: 1487 tons eCO2 • Streetlights: 596 tons eCO2 • Water & Sewage: 9005 tons eCO2 • City of Edina 2007 Total GHG Emissions: 26,450 eCO2
  9. 9. Edina’s Carbon Footprint Buildings Vehicles St reet Light ing Wat er and Sewage
  10. 10. EDINA NEXT STEPS ICLEI MILESTONES I. Develop carbon footprint 2. Develop carbon reduction goals 3. Develop action plan 4. Implement action plan 5. Measure and report

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