Toolbox

In the Toolbox you will find links to interesting information and tools that we would like to share with you.

Measuring progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals

The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are targets for global development adopted in September 2015, set to be achieved by 2030. All countries of the world have agreed to work towards achieving these goals. You can use the SDG-tracker, developed by Ritchie, Roser, Mispy, Ortiz-Ospina. “Measuring progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals.” SDG-Tracker.org, website (2018), to follow up on the progress of implementation towards the individual goals.

We at Malardalen University strive to implement these goals in all our education and research. You can read more about how we do that here: MDH and SDGs.

IEA’s Methane tracker: Reducing methane emissions from oil and gas operations

The International Energy Agency (IEA) has developed a wealth of information about methane emissions from oil and gas operations. According to IEA it is crucial for the oil and gas industry to be proactive in limiting, in all ways possible, the environmental impact of oil and gas supply, and for policy makers to recognise this is a pivotal element of global energy transitions.

Here you can read more about methane emissions from the oil and gas industry as well as abatement techniques and costs: Methane Tracker

Bloomberg Carbon Clock

The Bloomberg Carbon Clock is a website that gives updated information about the concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. You find the Bloomberg Carbon Clock here —> https://www.bloomberg.com/graphics/carbon-clock/

What the Clock Shows

Fossil-fuel burning and deforestation are the main drivers of global warming. The CO2 they give off makes up more than 75 percent of annual climate pollution. The Bloomberg Carbon Clock is a real-time estimate of the global monthly atmospheric CO2 level. The following methodology is a nontechnical explanation of how the carbon clock works. The full version, which includes all the math and science underpinning the project, can be found HERE.The graphic draws on CO2 data released from the NOAA Mauna Loa Observatory. The Scripps Institution of Oceanography pioneered CO2 monitoring in March 1958 at the observatory in Hawaii. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration started a parallel effort there in May 1974. Today, NOAA maintains a global network of observatories, sampling towers, flights, and flasks to measure the composition of the atmosphere. To estimate real-time atmospheric CO2 levels between data releases, and forecast them, we analyze the three most recent years of data and use an average of the most recent four weekly data releases. That analysis is then fed into an algorithm. Each new weekly data point starts a new analysis that yields updated daily clock values and a trend line (shown in yellow on the graphic). Two projections are made each week, a four-week daily forecast that runs the clock, and an annual forecast that projects the current trend one year into the future. The latter is appended to the graphic where the data end.

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