SCATTER is a city-focused emissions tool, built to help create low carbon cities. How does it do this?
Through a combination of tools and data sources, the model measures a city's emissions inventory. The easy to interpret output can then be used to set targets and form a plan of reduction.
This groundbreaking tool provides city regions with the opportunity to standardise their greenhouse gas reporting and align them with international standards, including the setting of targets in line with The Paris Climate Agreement.
More importantly, it defines appropriate implementation pathways to achieve the emissions targets.
This is aligned with the Global Protocol for Community-scale Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventories (GPC).
These different scenarios are based on the adoption or application of a number of emission reducing inventories.
This details the nature and extent of any related emissions reduction, aligned with the Mitigation Goal Standard (MGS)
Innovative data visualisation software provides users with clear graphical outputs to assist interpretation of the data. Intuitive understanding of complex datasets and modelled scenarios improves engagement, supports messaging of planners and will help turn insights into action.
Take a look at more of our interactive dashboards developed by our visualisation team.
The aim of the SCATTER tool is to combine multiple sources and integrate existing models to provide a powerful interactive digital platform for city administrations. The visual and user-friendly nature of the powerful tool aims to support city regions in transitioning to a low-carbon economy, informing policy and meeting reporting commitments, such as those required by the Global Compact of Mayors and Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP).
The SCATTER tool enables the user to choose ambition thresholds across more than 45 emission reduction interventions, including national and local interventions.
Interventions for consideration by city regions to reduce carbon use are broken down into 4 technology-focussed areas:
Once SCATTER gives you an accurate view of your city's current greenhouse gas emission levels, you can apply this data to four main areas of work:
Use of SCATTER data
|Inventory calculation||Data collation, GPC category alignment, accuracy enhancement|
|Science-based carbon budget||Science-based budget setting, critical review|
|Intervention modelling||Threshold feasibility review, impact assessment, scenario analysis|
|Reporting and action||Goal setting and reporting, MGS alignment, innovative data visualisation, CDP reporting, Compact of Mayors reporting|
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