To progress towards a low carbon economy by decoupling economic growth of the city or community from greenhouse gas emissions.
Option 1. Greenhouse Gas Intensity (2 points)
Report the total GHG emissions emitted by the city or community per unit economic output measured in Gross Domestic Product (GDP) produced by the city. Total GHG emissions must be as per EN Prerequisite Energy and Greenhouse Gas Emissions Performance. GDP of the city or community should include the increase in GDP of the region due to the economic activities within the city or community. Data at city level or apportioned metro or state level data must be used. GHG Intensity = Total GHG of the city / Total GDP
Option 2. Reduction in Carbon Intensity (2 points)
Demonstrate a reduction in the Carbon Intensity of the economy over a period of three consecutive years.
Reference: STAR Communities V2 EJ-2: Green Market Development Outcome 1: Greenhouse Gas Intensity
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