Ekos Brazil compiled the inventory of anthropogenic emissions and removals of Greenhouse gases in the city of São Paulo. The inventory is part of municipal policy to combat climate change and is important to assess carbon emission sources, its monitoring and planning policies to reduce municipal greenhouse gas emissions.
São Paulo had a goal to reduce 30% of emissions of greenhouse gases by 2012, based on the inventory of 2003.The new inventory shows the evolution of the emissions of the city allowing the monitoring of climate change policy.
The basic methodology used for new inventory is the one approved by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) of the United Nations, which will allow comparison of results with other world cities.
The works was funded by the World Bank on behalf of the Secretariat of the Green Municipality of São Paulo City. The works also included the participation of Geoklock and teachers of the Institute Astronomic and Geophysics and the Polytechnic School of University of São Paulo (USP).