John Watterson

John Watterson

John Watterson

Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventories Knowledge Leader

John has over two decades of experience in environmental consultancy. John led the team that produced the UK’s greenhouse gas (GHG) inventories for submission under the Kyoto Protocol from 2002 to 2006 and has implemented a number of substantial programmes of development and improvement on inventory approaches. John and his team have assessed, designed and delivered numerous national and international inventory projects; represented the UK at European GHG inventory working groups; worked with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPPC) to develop international methodologies for the estimation of GHG emissions; and developed GHG reporting software. John’s international work has seen him assist a number of countries with aspects of their GHG inventories, most recently supporting the Government of Saudi Arabia in preparing its second national communication to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), the Government of Malta on the implementation of its national inventory system and the Government of the Philippines on the development of its GHG inventory framework.