- Pilot project CarboCount Montreal: a systemic approach to support GHG and pollutants reduction measures There are two major stages in the CarboCount City method: the mapping of a greenhouse gas (GHG) inventory by sectors, and the installation of sensors for GHGs and pollutants in order to develop a more precise GHG inventory based on measurements. We have found that this technology has already been used in large cities such as Paris, Rotterdam and Toronto, but this has not resulted in any new municipal GHG reduction measures. The project governance and management needs then to be improved. That is why CarboCount Montreal has been built following a systemic approach to support GHG and pollutants reduction measures. The scientific editing of the project is therefore multidisciplinary and transdisciplinary, bringing together the disciplines of mobility, health, environment, atmospheric sciences, social sciences and governance.
- Conflict of Water Use in Quebec: Technical Innovations and New Management Practices Welcome to 2050 : Due to climate change, the water resource is under more pressure in certain areas of Quebec. To better understand the potential water use conflict scenarios in this future context of climate change, the RADEAU project draws up a portrait in 5 regions of the water availability and needs for agricultural, industrial and residential cohabiting users. The aim is to identify technical innovations and new management methods that would mitigate or reduce the potential conflicts of water use. The main findings and case studies made possible by the methodological developments and the significant participatory dimension with local stakeholders will be presented.
- Earth observation and geospatial data: supporting decision making in the face of a changing climate Climate change is a multifaceted challenge requiring the analysis of a multitude of indicators. As a result, public demand for timely, useful, consistent, continuous information to assess risks, manage operations, and monitor policy and investment outcomes is growing.
Traditional earth observation (EO) technologies no longer suffice to handle large quantities of data from various sources. Ecometrica’s web-based Mapping platform combines this data and transforms it into useful decision-making information related to the environmental challenges faced by governments and organisations. The platform can be used as both an infrastructure and analysis tool, allowing decision makers to understand which areas need immediate attention and develop plans to deal with the ever-changing environment.
This presentation will explore the advantages of such tools through case studies on green cities, deforestation, and supply chain risk analysis.