Air & Waste Management Association (A&WMA)

A&WMA issues call for abstracts for greenhouse gas assessment and reporting processes conference


The Air & Waste Management Association (A&WMA) has issued a call for abstracts for “Harmonizing Greenhouse Gas Assessment and Reporting Processes,” a conference to be held August 31 – September 2, 2009, in Baltimore, MD.

This conference will provide a forum to discuss advances in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions estimation methods, emission inventories, and reporting, and will examine the convergence of mandatory and voluntary reporting initiatives, and emerging technical and policy issues.

A&WMA is seeking abstracts on all aspects of GHG estimation, including but not limited to:

• Emerging GHG reporting initiatives
• Sectoral protocols and initiatives
• GHG estimation methodology development
• Mandatory reporting regulations
• Voluntary reporting initiatives
• Emerging national legislation and policies
• Case study examples of state, local, and regional reporting approaches
• Standards for registering and verifying GHG emission inventories
• Accounting for GHG emission reductions
• Development of indicators for tracking trends and benchmarking
• Development and use of emission factors
• Co-benefits of integrating GHG emissions characterization with exciting criteria and air toxics emission inventories

Abstracts of 200-300 words should be submitted to Carrie Hartz at for review by February 20, 2009. Authors will be notified of acceptance by March 20, 2009.

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