CEC Platform Kickoff: Discussion Sessions (22 Mar 2012)

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Presentations for the CEC climate change online platform kickoff discussions (March 22, 2012):
* Informational Needs (2pm ET)
* Design, Social Media, Collaboration (2:45p ET)
* CEC GHG Project (3:15p ET)
* CEC Carbon Sources Project (3:45p ET)

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CEC Platform Kickoff: Discussion Sessions (22 Mar 2012)

  1. 1. Platform Informational Needs 2:00 - 2:30 pm ET Discussion CEC Climate Change Platform KickoffAvelina Ruiz (facilitator)Open OrganizeMarch 22, 2012
  2. 2. Discussion Objectives:• To identify the SHARED VISION of what the region want to exchange and communicate and what challenges will be faced to produce and share climate change information through the Platform.Key points to discuss:5. Kind of information6. Sources and data availability7. Synergies and added value 2
  3. 3. Informational NeedsKind of Information• Main information characteristics to identify the platform scope? ✓ Scientifically based, ✓ Regionally relevant ✓ Comparable ✓ Relevant to policy and research ✓… ?• What will be the core content? GHG data, models, technical, scientific, economic and policy-supporting reports, studies and articles, laws and regulations…?• From where do we want to start? 3
  4. 4. Informational NeedsSources and Data Availability• Would the platform be mainly fed by regional information and data sources?• What would be the informational inputs available currently or in the short-term?• What would be the main challenges to getting/creating and maintaining the information feeds for the platform? 4
  5. 5. Informational NeedsSynergies and Added Value• How is this platform different from other climate change informational tools?• How do we ensure synergies with other clearinghouse initiatives for climate change information?• Would this platform support other regional and international efforts? 5
  6. 6. Design, Social Media & Collaboration 2:45 - 3:15 pm ET Discussion CEC Climate Change Platform KickoffAdam Tapley (facilitator)Open OrganizeMarch 22, 2012
  7. 7. Design, Social Media, Collaboration“To enable climate change data andinformation exchange, in part through theincorporation of emerging, cutting-edge socialmedia tools.”• Discussion Objectives: – Identify general needs for and role of design, social sharing and collaboration within the climate change platform. – Discuss potential tools and networks to leverage. 8
  8. 8. Design, Social Media, CollaborationSocial Media Engaged Community Organization Country Facebook Twitter YouTube BlogCEC All ✔ ✔ ✔CONABIO Mexico ✔ ✔ ✔CONAFOR Mexico ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔Environment Canada Canada ✔ ✔ ✔INE Mexico ✔ ✔ ✔INEGI Mexico ✔ ✔ ✔Natural Resources Canada ✔ ✔ ✔CanadaSEMARAT Mexico ✔ ✔ ✔US EPA USA ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔US Forest Service USA ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔USGS USA ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ 9
  9. 9. Design, Social Media, CollaborationApproach for the Platform• Does the platform need something different or more? Why? – Why is social media important for the platform? Critical or complementary?• What are we trying to share and who are we trying to reach? – What are our engagement goals?• What are our other collaborative needs “to enable climate change data and information exchange”? – What has worked well for the CEC community? Challenges? Limitations? 10
  10. 10. Improving Comparability of Emissions Data, Methodologies and Inventories in North America (GHG and Black Carbon Project) 3:15 - 3:45 pm ET DiscussionAvelina Ruiz (facilitator) CEC Climate Change Platform KickoffOpen OrganizeMarch 22, 2012
  11. 11. GHG & Black Carbon Project• Discussion Objectives: – Achieve a common understanding of how the GHG and Black Carbon Project and the climate change platform should support each another in reaching their goals. 13
  12. 12. GHG & Black Carbon ProjectIntroduction• Both projects share objectives – Facilitate comparability on climate change information, enable share results and strengthen capacities in the collection and management of climate change data. What will be the core content?• If the GHG & Black Carbon Project is fully implemented it would mean: – Comparable and reliable GHG inventories at national and sub-national levels – Consistent and common methodologies for reporting and quantifying GHG emissions – Comparable black carbon inventories – Improved black carbon & other GHG emissions reports 14
  13. 13. GHG & Black Carbon ProjectGHG Project Contributes to Platform?• Would the GHG & Black Carbon Project be a main source for the platform? Is the platform the main portal for the GHG & Black Carbon Project?• Would the projects share the same audience?• Could the platform achieve its objectives without the GHG & Black Carbon Project inputs?• How to ensure synergies and avoid duplicity? 15
  14. 14. Carbon Sources Project 3:45 - 4:15 pm ET Discussion CEC Climate Change Platform KickoffAdam Tapley (facilitator)Open OrganizeMarch 22, 2012
  15. 15. Carbon Sources ProjectEcosystem Carbon Sources and Storage:Information to Quantify and Manage forGreenhouse Gas Emissions Reductions• Discussion Objectives: – Identify ways the carbon sources project and climate change platform can complement each other. 18
  16. 16. Carbon Sources ProjectCarbon Sources Overview – Project Objective: Provide and share the best information available on landscape-level carbon sources and storage by: • Supplying data, information and tools to monitor and report on initiatives for ecosystem carbon management to reduce GHGs. • Facilitating broad, accessible mechanism to share and disseminate information among experts with a focus on scientific and technological best practices. – Tasks include: • Expand the network of experts. • Develop and test a trilateral methodology and assessment protocol to monitor land cover change and landscape-level carbon. • Develop a web-based platform for information management and sharing. 19
  17. 17. Carbon Sources Project“Will provide data and information for theclimate change platform.”• How should the two projects support and complement each other?• How do the two projects differentiate? – How to ensure synergies and avoid duplicity?• Do the two projects share the same audience? – How does this project bring together experts differently?• What kinds of information and datasets could be shared between the projects? – Sources? Challenges? 20

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