- California Analysis
- Climate Change and Forestry
- Developing Countries Studies
- Industrial Energy Analysis
- IPCC Support
- Modeling Energy Futures
- Project Based Activities
- SEAD Program Analysis
Recent and current activities
The IESG is composed of scientists active on the world forum in the areas of energy, forestry, and climate research. They work to inform governments and international institutions on energy-related issues to help them formulate energy and environmental policies and to facilitate the diffusion of energy-efficient and environmentally benign technology.
Some current and recent projects include
- mitigation of greenhouse gas emissions in the industrial sector,
- assessment of historical trends and development of future scenarios of greenhouse gas emissions,
- international benchmarking of energy use and greenhouse gas emissions,
- analysis of energy-efficiency potentials in the energy-intensive industries.
- development of new methods and analytical tools for evaluation of project baselines,
- the role of carbon sinks in climate change mitigation,
- sustainable development and transport policy.
- energy and CO2 emissions accounting methodologies,
- energy savings opportunities in the industrial sector,
- state and local climate change initiatives.
- Development of an energy balance for the State of California and calculation of the resulting CO2 emissions.
- Development of a historical decomposition of energy use in California,
- an IPCC disaggregating global energy use forecasts into end-use scenarios for different regions of the world.