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- Relationship Building & Support
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- Alexander G. Frantzen
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- Independent (Civic)
Mission of WikiCarbon: To support the reduction (to near zero) of greenhouse gas emissions.
The basis: In light of the fact that humanity currently has the knowledge to provide the basic needs of every human being on the planet in a sustainable and regenerative manner – it seems worth considering what is askew: "Knowledge for What?" This is a launching point for the reasoning (thesis) behind WikiCarbon, which goes as follows.
 We have the scientific knowledge to accurately measure nearly all anthropogenic carbon combustion and carbon dioxide emissions; and
 We have the technology to record emission amounts – and allocate them to products and/or services (like we do using accounting software and general ledgers; using accrual, cost of goods sold, inventorying, etc. methodologies).
And given that:
 Knowing the embedded (embodied) emissions in the products and services we consume – would inform our consumption habits, it is assumed: for the better (i.e., lowering the consumption of carbon-intensive products/services); and would in fact inform companies (of our preferences), thus supporting "perfect" information, or in the least, mitigating information asymmetry.
It stands to reason that:
 If companies are not performing what can be termed “carbon accounting” (measuring and recording embedded emissions on a per product/service basis) – which is how we need to manage the “language” that consumers and producers need to accomplish  above;
Then we, the people, can:
 Due to  and  being true – by utilizing our (a) crowd-sourcing potential on Wikipedia (human hours), along with the (b) data hosting capacity of Wikipedia – we can reliably use our knowledge to perform carbon estimating that is fairly accurate.
Until the point when:
 Companies take up  and join us collaboratively in managing and speaking our shared "language" (via carbon accounting).
Completing the steps above would help us engage and make available: Knowledge that is useful to living well.
So I reiterate: Knowledge for What?
The following presentation (draft) will be utilized to communicate the above proposed crowd-sourcing and hosting plan for carbon estimating:Media:https://drive.google.com/file/d/1vhmANaY8fMLA9JqM6wcKyurMz6XAhvEC/view?usp=sharing
- Length of presentation
- 20 minute presentation; 10 minutes Q&A from audience.
- Special requests
- Technology requirements include a large screen for the presentation; and possibly electronic distribution of material to audience based on registration to the conference?
- Preferred room size
- Room size preference 25-50.
- Have you presented on this topic previously? If yes, where/when?
- In part; was invited to presented www.energyweneed.com at the Sixth International Conference on Climate Change: Impacts and Responses, June 27-28, 2014 in Iceland. Have presented and participated in collaborate with with City Atlas related to communicating climate change mitigation in NYC since 2016; including presenting to the Mayor's Office of Sustainability. As such, the present is very familiar with content in the WikiCarbon presentation.
- If you will be incorporating a slidedeck during your presentation, do you agree to upload it to Commons before your session, with a CC-BY-SA 4.0 license, including suitable attribution in the slidedeck for any images used?
- Will you attend WikiConference North America if your submission is not accepted?
- Possibly; however, presenting would increase the likelihood.
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