As major sources of greenhouse gas emissions and innovative hubs for climate solutions, cities, towns, and counties have an essential role to play in addressing the global challenge of climate change.
Greenhouse gas inventories are the first step to managing emissions. The inventory process and results supply local governments with baseline information on a community’s greenhouse gas sources. The data can be used by community leaders to identify opportunities for governmental action and partnerships to achieve emissions reduction targets. The information can also be used to understand where there are opportunities for energy efficiency, saving taxpayer money, and more.