CHAPTER 1 Introduction
holistic approach to measuring their GHG impact, as well as identify opportunities for realizing more efficient urban supply chains.
Local government operations
In addition to compiling a city-wide GHG inventory, local governments may also want to measure GHG emissions from their own municipal operations via a local government operations (LGO) inventory. An LGO inventory allows local governments to identify GHG reduction opportunities across their jurisdiction and demonstrate
leadership in taking action. While this is not a requirement of the GPC, LGO data may also be useful in compiling information for a city-wide inventory. For example, activity data from city-owned or operated buildings, facilities, landfills or land can be more precise than estimating activity data from those sectors based on scaled regional or national data. Appendix B provides further information on developing an LGO inventory.