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Beginning in 2008, leaders of five societies representing more than one million engineers and other technical professionals have been meeting to identify steps the country might take toward managing carbon emissions, a key issue in climate change discussions, should that become public policy. The group has developed a web site for collaboration (http://www.fscarbonmanagement.org) , created scorecards for benchmarking carbon management alternatives, and have been hosting workshops on topics related to technologies for Carbon Management. The project aims to assess the merits of different carbon management technologies, to identify barriers to technology deployment, and to address gaps and barriers to measuring and verifying carbon emissions.
The societies participating are: the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE), the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical, and Petroleum Engineers; the American Society of Civil Engineers; the American Society of Mechanical Engineers; and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.