Making Carbon Visible in Cities
Monday, October 7
12:00PM - 1:00PM
Austin Convention Center MR 8AB
Carbon Visuals - CEO
CDP - Head of Cities
New York City Mayor’s Office of Long-Term Planning & Sustainability - Mayor's Carbon Challenge Coord
Environmental Defense Fund - Communications Dir
C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group - Research Dir
How can cities best communicate their carbon stories and aspirations? How do you inform, educate and empower not just specialists but ordinary citizens too? Can visualizing carbon emissions in engaging, yet accurate ways be helpful? And what impact can be achieved when the world’s megacities take action together?
This panel will discuss specific examples including New York City, planning an emissions reduction of 30% by 2030. The Mayor’s Carbon Challenge provides real examples of emissions reductions by specific institutions. Unconnected with these efforts, in 2012 Carbon Visuals created a short, experimental video, showing New York City’s annual carbon emissions - 54 million tons - that has been viewed on YouTube over 260,000 times.
But New York is just one city in a global movement led by organizations such as the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), and C40, who last year in partnership, released a dynamic info-graphic showcasing data from cities around the world.
- Event Type:
- Climate Change
- Big Data AIA Continuing Education Communication
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