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Presentation 1: How we built a Place-Based Carbon Calculator
By: Malcolm Morgan
Abstract: We have been building an interactive place-based carbon calculator for England. The purpose of the calculator is to enable policymakers and the public to understand the spatial variation in per capita carbon footprint and monitor progress towards decarbonisation and will be launched at the end of June as a free web tool. The presentation highlights the challenges and methods used to calculate carbon footprints for small areas and how new developments in web mapping can enable the presentation of large complex spatial datasets with minimal cost.
Presentation 2:Commute trends from the 2020 lockdown and its fleet-level carbon impact
By: Kadambari Lokesh
Abstract: This paper explores the carbon impacts of the reductions in commute travel which resulted from restrictions placed on the general population in the UK. The article uses anonymised and aggregated mobile data for the period February 2020 to June 2020 to understand how commute trips changed spatially. This has been linked to journey length and emissions data to produce estimates of the consequent reductions in CO2. At a local level, the key factors that contributed to substantial CO2 reductions were high car ownership, paired with the prevalence of specific industrial employment types that could readily transition from a desk-based work to virtual working.
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