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Climate Leadership in National Parks. Climate Friendly Parks: Preparing for the Challenge of Climate Change Shawn Norton September, 2008. Overview. What is a CFP The Climate Leadership in Parks (CLIP) Tool GHG Emissions in Parks Program Results and Accomplishments Do Your Part .

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Climate Leadership in National Parks

Climate Friendly Parks:Preparing for the Challenge of Climate ChangeShawn NortonSeptember, 2008


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Overview

  • What is a CFP

  • The Climate Leadership in Parks (CLIP) Tool

  • GHG Emissions in Parks

  • Program Results and Accomplishments

  • Do Your Part


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CFP Program Overview

  • The Climate Friendly Parks (CFP) Program, a collaboration of the National Park Service and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, provides national parks with management tools and resources to address climate change.

  • Program approach

    • Develop understanding of CC impacts.

    • Measure GHG emissions.

    • Develop strategies to mitigate emissions and adapt to impacts (CC Action Plan).

    • Share successes and educate the public about what they can do in their own lives


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Program Importance

  • National Parks are in a unique position to educate the public and provide environmental leadership.

    • NPS is responsible for preserving

      and protecting our nation’s

      natural resources

    • Large visitor population with

      interest in environmental issues and preservation of natural resources

    • Educating visitors and park staff about the effects of climate change on the country’s natural wonders can energize the public to take action


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Becoming a Climate Friendly Park

CFP Milestones

  • Submit a CFP application

    • Go to CFP website: www.nps.gov/climatefriendlyparks

  • Develop a GHG emission inventory

    • Participate in distance learning training sessions and begin using CLIP Tool. Additional technical assistance will be provided.

  • Complete an Action Plan

    • Participate in distance learning training session and complete the CLIP Tool.

    • A limited number of on-site workshops are available.

      4. Continue with ongoing activities

      Do Your Part!

      Implement Action Plan

      Monitor progress and report results


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CLIP Tool: Module 1

  • Emissions measurement

    • Uses activity/ source data sheets

    • Calculations hidden, but accessible

  • Data-storing/ movement capabilities

  • Best available methodologies

    • Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Guidelines

    • EPA’sInventory of U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Sinks


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Welcome Sheet

Control Sheet

Export Results to Module 2

CAP Source Sheets

GHG Source Sheets

Background Sheets

Contact Info Sheet

Methodology Sheet

Emission Factors Sheet

Module 1 Structure


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CLIP Tool: Module 2

  • Import Emission Inventory Results

    • View and compare emission results and activity data by sector (Energy, Transportation, Waste, Other)

  • Set emission reduction goals

  • Use calculators and other features to plan mitigation actions and quantify emission reductions

  • Create an Action Plan




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CFP Program GHG Inventories

GHG Emissions (MTCE)



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  • An on-line program that gives visitors the information they need to reduce their carbon emissions and thereby help to reduce climate change impacts on America’s national parks.

    • Helps participants make a plan to reduce their personal GHG emissions.

    • Promotes climate friendly actions at the household level.

    • Quantitatively benchmarks the emissions reductions achieved by individual and by each park.

    • Inspires individuals to join in collaborative action to reach common goals.

      www.DoYourPartParks.org


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Do Your Part! need to reduce their carbon emissions and thereby help to reduce climate change impacts on America’s national parks.Homepage


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Visit the CFP website:

  • Get details on member parks

  • Get application materials

  • News updates

  • CLIP Tool

  • Sign up for CFP listserv

  • Resources


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