Institute for Sustainable Cities Director Dr. Peter Marcotullio Lead Author of Second State of the Carbon Cycle Report Chapter on Energy Systems

On November 23, 2018, the U.S. Global Change Research Program released the Second State of the Carbon Cycle Report (SOCCR-2).  SOCCR-2 serves to evaluate the major factors in the global carbon cycle across North America, with contributions from over 200 experts from governments, universities, the private sector, and research institutions of the United States, Canada, and Mexico.  This research is an interagency assessment being led and developed by the Carbon Cycle Interagency Working Group (CCIWG) under the auspices of the U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP). SOCCR-2 focuses on U.S. and North American carbon cycle processes, stocks, fluxes, and interactions with global-scale carbon budgets and climate change impacts in managed and unmanaged systems.

Dr. Marcotullio, Director of the Institute for Sustainable Cities, and Professor of Geography at Hunter College, served as lead author of Chapter 3: Energy Systems, and as contributing author of Chapter 4: Understanding Urban Carbon Fluxes.

Discussing climate change mitigation in an interview with Chris D’Angelo of the Huffington Post, Dr. Marcotullio stated, “The bottom line is we can do this. However, we cannot do it just on technology alone. We need policy.”


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