Carbon Emissions from Cities

Providing transparency in urban greenhouse emissions data

Current data on urban greenhouse emissions (GHG) is neither detailed nor accurate enough. This means that the sources producing the most GHG emissions cannot be pinpointed, and so little can be done to improve energy efficiency and reduce emissions in these areas. Carbocount-CITY’s objective is to improve the way in which emissions data is recorded, by providing more detailed information on the sources of GHG emissions and offering structured feedback on where improvements in efficiency can be made to reduce emissions.

A huge percentage of the world’s CO₂ emissions can be attributed to large cities. Currently, cities producing particularly large quantities of GHGs are able to remain somewhat unaccountable for this due to a lack of accurate data on the overall quantities of annual CO₂ emissions, and their exact source. Current data systems in place on greenhouse emissions are not detailed or precise enough, and rarely are they based on observational evidence. Because of this, it is difficult to identify the areas where energy efficiency can be improved, and so to effectively reduce emissions, more clarity of information is absolutely necessary.

Carbon Emissions from Cities, (Carbocount-CITY)
Project Type

Innovation – Develops and brings to market climate relevant knowledge, services and products

Lead Partner
Project Partners

Université de Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines (UVSQ)
TNO (Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research)
Astrium Services
Aria Technology
Commisariat à l’énergie atomique et aux énergies alternatives (CEA)

Project Manager
Project Location

Pan European, co-ordinated from France

Project Start Date
September 2012

Decision Metrics & Finance