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How to estimate the expected final CO2 reductions per sector in the SEAP/SECAP template?

Estimates of CO2 emissions reduction (by 2020 for SEAPs and by 2030 for SECAPs) are required in the last columns of the 'Key elements of your Action Plan' table in the template. Covenant Signatories can decide to establish these estimates either 'compared to their baseline year levels' (see option 1) or 'based on the results of their latest inventory year' (see option 2).

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Example

Baseline year: 1990

Total CO2 emissions in the baseline year: 1 million tonnes

Overall CO2 reduction target: 25% by 2020, i.e. 250 000 tonnes

Total CO2 emissions in 2009: 900 000 tonnes, a per a recent CO2 emissions inventory

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  • Option 1: Take the results of your Baseline Emission Inventory as a reference, and evaluate the expected contribution of each sector to the overall CO2 reduction target

Under this option, the sum of the CO2 reductions expected in the various sectors should correspond to the overall CO2 reduction target. In the example above, this should thus correspond to 250 000 tonnes.

  • Option 2: Take the results of your latest emission inventory as a reference, and evaluate the expected contribution of each sector to the remaining effort needed to reach the overall 2020 objective

Under this option, the sum of the CO2 reductions expected in the various sectors should correspond to the remaining effort. In the example above, this corresponds to 150 000 tons: since you have already achieved 100 000 tonnes of CO2 emission reduction since 1990, you 'only' aim at reducing further 150 000 tonnes of CO2 overall. This option is only valid if you have carried out a recent monitoring emissions inventory and you have reported on it in the SEAP/SECAP template.

NOTES:

- These estimates are compulsory at the sectoral level for the sectors where you have defined actions in your action plan.

-  If you have opted for a recent baseline year, those two options should lead to identical figures. These options were designed to facilitate the work of cities having opted for a baseline year that is far in the past (e.g. 1990).

- Graphical highlights based on these figures will be published on the Covenant of Mayors website, under the signatory profiles.

> Please consult the Reporting Guidelines available in the website library for further information.

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