Recently Released Innovation Products

Recently Released Innovation Products

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Urban Biodiversity Inventory Framework, Phase II: Building on the first phase of the Urban Biodiversity Inventory Framework (UBIF), this project resulted in a comprehensive suite of tools for cities to be able to implement the Framework. Phase 1 provided the rationale and methodology for a surrogate species approach to urban biodiversity data collection. Phase 2 provided cities with capacity building tools: ways to understand their own ecological parameters, collect data, and share this data with decision-makers and the public (USDN Innovation Fund, 2019).
» California Academy of Sciences Urban Biodiversity Inventories 
» iNaturalist Trips 
» GreenInfo Network Urban Biodiversity and Demographics 
» Urban Biodiversity Hub (UBHub)

Leveraging Benchmarking to Drive Savings: This project developed a framework to facilitate two-way sharing of energy benchmarking ordinances data between city government and local utilities to drive energy savings. (USDN Innovation Fund, 2019)
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Yokohama Blue Carbon: The City of Yokohama and their partners pioneered a study on “urban blue carbon”, in order to propose an internationally applicable method to accurately estimate the carbon reduction effect in the urban coastal line. This field study is conducted in Kanazawa Bay, Yokohama’s coastal area, to measure the carbon absorption and fixation volume of seaweed. (CNCA Innovation Fund, 2019)
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Scandinavian Green Public Procurement Alliance: This project established a Scandinavian Green Public Procurement Alliance (SGPPA) to address the direct tendering of transport services in Non-Road Mobile Machinery (NRMM) fleet. Copenhagen, Stockholm and Oslo share lessons and draft templates from this developing process. (CNCA Innovation Fund, 2019)
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Regional Fugitive Methane Accounting: This project developed a methane emissions estimator tool that allows cities to identify natural gas leakage estimates that are specific to their region and utility. (USDN Innovation Fund, 2019)
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