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Geosyntec Personnel Lead Session in ACLCA Pre-Conference Workshops

Hong Jin, Ph.D. (Texas); Summer Broeckx-Smith, MESM, LEED GA, Alena Raymond, Ph.D. (California); and Andrea Siefers, P.E. (North Carolina) will lead a session entitled "Best Practices and Lessons Learned on Developing Corporate Scope 3 Emissions Inventories and Science-Based Targets (SBTs)" in the American Center for Life Cycle Assessment 2021 Pre-Conference Workshops from 9:00-10:30 a.m., EDT on September 20, 2021.

Hong Jin is a Senior Professional based in Texas with more than 13 years of oil and gas industry experience, working for firms such as ConocoPhillips, Phillips 66, and Chevron. She provides clients technical analysis and planning for regulatory advocacy on greenhouse gas (GHG) regulations, as well as managing footprint assessment and optimization. A technical expert in life cycle assessment (LCA), Hong has served as sector editor for the LCA section of the Elsevier Encyclopedia for Sustainable Technologies and as technical reviewer for the National Petroleum Council's (NPC) 2011 study "Future Transportation Fuels."

Summer Broeckx-Smith is a Senior Staff Scientist based in California focused on climate change mitigation, grid decarbonization, food waste diversion, and sustainable materials. Summer specializes in database and visualization, and she has extensive experience in database management, custom data visualization, scope 3 assessment, LCA, carbon footprinting, sustainability supply chain metrics, corporate sustainability, and Greenhouse Gas Protocol compliance.

Alena Raymond is a Senior Staff Engineer based in California with experience in LCA, geotechnical, and geoenvironmental projects. She has experience working on issues related to sustainable development, emissions quantification, impact and health risk assessment, climate change regulatory advocacy and compliance, and process optimization/efficiency improvement. Alena has developed and implemented several successful training workshops on LCA for engineering applications.

Andrea Siefers is a Project Engineer based in North Carolina with more than 10 years of consulting and regulatory experience focused on air quality permitting, compliance, carbon management, and GHG management. Andrea provides air quality consulting to clients across a wide variety of industries, including chemical manufacturing, oil and gas, underground coal mining, and municipal solid waste landfills.

The American Center for Life Cycle Assessment's Pre-Conference Workshops offer in-depth dives into emerging issues, new technologies, and the latest tools and topics.

The American Center for Life Cycle Assessment (ACLCA) is a nonprofit membership organization providing education, awareness, advocacy, and communications to build capacity and knowledge of environmental LCA. ACLCA membership consists of industry, academia, government, consulting, and NGOs.

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Best Practices and Lessons Learned on Developing Corporate Scope 3 Emissions Inventories and Science-Based Targets (SBTs)
Presenters: Summer Broeckx-Smith, Hong Jin, Andrea Siefers, and Alena Raymond, Geosyntec
Date and Time: Sept. 20, 2021 at 9:00-10:30 a.m., EDT

The recent interruption of energy markets by the global pandemic, intergovernmental commitments to reducing climate change impacts, and increasing demands from shareholders for transparency in corporate reporting have been acknowledged at the board-level of many corporations and are driving changes in internal policies and greenhouse gas (GHG) management strategies. Deeper decarbonization of corporate carbon footprints and liabilities often requires system boundary expansion to the entire value chain and tapping into additional carbon reduction opportunities. These efforts are supported by the estimation and management of scope 3 emissions, which are defined by the GHG Protocol Corporate Accounting and Reporting Standard (the GHG Protocol) as emissions generated from value chain activities that are not accounted for in an organization's scope 1 and 2 emissions inventories.

While companies are familiar with scopes 1 and 2 GHG emissions associated with operations and utility consumption, many find assessing scope 3 emissions to be a challenge. In this workshop, we will provide an overview of the existing international standards on scope 3 emissions estimation, approaches to addressing challenging scope 3 categories, and recommendations on available tools, best practices, and how scope 3 GHG emissions data can be applied to inform decision-making and enhance decision quality through real world case studies.

Furthermore, this workshop will also provide an introduction to establishing corporate GHG reduction targets and strategies that are data-driven and fit-for-purpose, with focus on Science-Based Targets (SBTs). GHG reduction targets that are aligned with the Paris Agreement are considered to be SBTs. This workshop will address principles and practices of establishing SBTs and will provide an overview of the process and associated challenges and opportunities via several relevant case-studies.

More Information

About the event: ACLCA Pre-Conference Workshops
About ACLCA: https://aclca.org/
For consultation regarding scope 3 emissions inventories, contact Hong Jin at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Learn more about Hong: Hong Jin
Learn more about Summer: Summer Broeckx-Smith
Learn more about Alena: Alena Raymond
Learn more about Andrea: Andrea Siefers