Pilot Application in Urban Landscapes towards integrated city observatories for greenhouse gase

Project Details


The ?Pilot Application in Urban Landscapes ? towards integrated city observatories for greenhouse gases? (PAUL) project supports
the European Green Deal by creating capabilities to observe and verify greenhouse gas emissions from densely populated urban
areas across Europe. Cities are recognized as important anthropogenic greenhouse gas emission hotspots and therefore play a
significant role in any emission reduction efforts. The PAUL project aims to increase our understanding of specific needs of
greenhouse gas emission assessment in urban environment; it compares available and novel observational approaches and
implements an integrated concept for a city observatory, providing unique data sets that feed diverse modelling approaches,
scientific studies and will be the base of services towards the city administrations. A specifically innovative approach is the co-design
of services, models and observations between city administrators and scientists from multiple disciplines including social and
governmental sciences.The PAUL co-design approach will exploring the needs of the cities and combining these with the scientific
outcomes. This allows to introduce smart services to the cities, supporting evidence-based decisions on climate action and strategic
investments. Overarching goals of PAUL are to:
1) implement elements of a pilot city observatory in a large (Paris), a medium (Munich) and a small (Zurich) European city,
2) collaborate with city stakeholders and engage citizens in co-designing services that are required for GHG monitoring in order to
validate the implementation of Paris Agreement, and
3) increase our understanding of specific needs of GHG assessment in urban environment and create a service portfolio for setting
up an urban greenhouse gas observatory.
Effective start/end date1/10/2131/12/25


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