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Posted 9.30.16

Greenhouse Gas Inventories & the City of Cleveland's Climate Action Plan

After 6+ years working in the private sector, Fowler Center Fellow, Muyiwa Oni spent the summer after his first year at Weatherhead as a Summer Fellow with the Mayor's Office of Sustainability in the City of Cleveland. There, he was responsible for managing the City's Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Inventory update and for laying the foundation to make successive inventory updates more streamlined. "The experience provided insight into the importance, cost and extent of the municipality's operations as seen through GHG footprints", Muyiwa said. "It was my first experience working in the public sector; and though my specific work was data intensive, it also involved a high degree of coordinating public & private sector stakeholders – I was receiving data and asking questions of more than 50 stakeholders across the city and my project couldn't have be a success without their input." The raw data collected in the inventory was synthesized into insights that could inform Cleveland’s Climate Action Plan and related public policy development.

"In addition to exposing me to data driven initiatives within municipal and private agencies, I was able to learn about how municipalities are organized and how they coordinate with commercial, academic and non-profit sectors to deliver services and positive outcomes to communities. This has been a wonderful experience and I hope to carry the lessons and relationships into my future work." Muyiwa has continued to work on this project into the Fall semester.

 


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