Effective reduction plan for greenhouse gas inventories of local governments

Eun Mi Been, Young Kwon Park, Kyung Tae Kim

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The main purpose of this study is to propose a reduction of inventory based on non-industrial sectors reflecting the characteristics of local governments and efficient greenhouse gas reduction activities in Korea. Although national government has implemented various policies and systems to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, it would only remain in industrial and public areas. Thus, in order to reduce national greenhouse gas emissions, local governments should play a major role as a leading management entity and it is necessary to adopt efficient and systematic management of the non-industrial sector, which accounted for a significant portion of the country’s emissions. However, the policy of the local governments to reduce greenhouse gas emissions has not been effective due to lacking in connectivity to the central government’s plan or presenting it in a simple listing format. The characteristics of inventory building such as main purpose, boundary setting, emission source, policy setting, range, organizing body, relevant law of inventory building between national government, and local governments are quite different from the start. In order to reflect the actual greenhouse gas reduction activities of the local governments, this study reconstructs the categories that are considered to have management authority in the local governments such as home, commercial, and road transportation among the scope 1 of the local governments inventory and scope 2 for establishing effective policies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in local governments. This study also proposes reduced inventory by reorganizing categories that local governments deem to have managerial authority among direct and indirect emission of greenhouse gas inventory.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)62-74
Number of pages13
JournalEnergy and Environment
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 2021


  • Greenhouse gas emissions
  • emission coefficients
  • emission inventory reduction
  • greenhouse gas inventories


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