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The LEVON Group's broad international reach gives us a global advantage in understanding current thinking in various industry sectors, business entities and non-governmental organizations. Since each client and each project presents unique needs and challenges we assemble teams to create the right mix of skills and expertise required for each project.


Urban Air Quality & Fuels

Air quality in many cities around the world is deteriorating, contributing to a myriad of health problems in the exposed populations. All emission sources, be they stationary or mobile, impact local and regional air quality and each locale needs to address these sources via a systematic framework of an integrated air quality management system. Since motor vehicles may account for over half of the urban air pollution in most countries, measures to curb these emissions are a top priority. 

The LEVON Group principals have extensive knowledge and experience in finding solutions to issues of facilities and motor vehicle emissions by utilizing clean fuels and low emission technologies. We are uniquely qualified to help you develop the appropriate strategies of emission reductions and other mitigation measures that would result in improved air quality.

Specific services we provide include:

  • Assist in developing strategies for Air Quality Management
  • Assess impacts of fuels and transport emissions on Air Quality
  • Develop comparative fuel life cycle emissions assessments
  • Develop Action Plans for reducing emissions from in-use vehicles
  • Convene and moderate forums, workshops and training seminars
  • Develop and disseminate information on best available control technologies, clean fuels strategies, and vehicles control technologies

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Climate Change & Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Over the last decade, climate change has become a major issue of public concern. While scientific debate is on going, the private sector must play a key role in managing and reducing heat-trapping greenhouse gas emissions even as meeting energy challenges remains a priority. With the debate now shifting towards energy choices and technologies The LEVON Group's broad experience in collaborative, private/public, research and development efforts can assist organizations in demonstrating the effectiveness and applicability of innovative approaches.

The LEVON Group principals have continuously been at the forefront of developing greenhouse gas estimation, reporting, management, and mitigation strategies. Their experience assists clients in anticipating national and international policy changes concerning measures for restricting emissions of greenhouse gases to the atmosphere and in devising appropriate strategies to address these changes.

Specific services we provide include:

  • Facilitate the development of comprehensive climate change strategies and mitigation plans
  • Design and develop greenhouse gas emission baselines and inventories for entities and technology projects
  • Assess the potential for greenhouse gas emissions reductions from modified industrial practices and products
  • Benchmark emission intensities to assess risks and strategic opportunities
  • Develop robust approaches for registering emission reduction credits 
  • Perform all needed analyses for emissions trading and other economic instruments such as Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) and Joint Implementation (JI) projects
  • Analyze innovative technologies to demonstrate their environmental effectiveness and greenhouse gas reduction potential
  • Conduct life-cycle assessment studies to investigate the comparative impacts of various strategies 

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Sustainable Energy Strategies

The world is facing two major long-term energy challenges: 1 - Tackling carbon emissions from energy sources in an attempt to mitigate climate change concerns, and 2 - The need to provide secure, clean, and affordable energy to support economic development while being environmentally responsible.

The LEVON Group helps companies as well as governmental or non-governmental organizations to assess, plan and implement strategies to meet these challenges. Its principals?unique blend of technical ‘know-how?and facilitation skills are key success factors for developing workable interdisciplinary approaches that rely on feedback from all societal sectors.

Specific services we provide include:

  • Assess the “outlook?for alternative and “clean?energy techniques and options for their broad implementation
  • Review the ‘state of the art?of emerging renewable energy technologies such as solar, wind, biomass, geo-thermal and others
  • Evaluate Greenhouse Gas mitigation by the introduction of “low carbon?energy sources
  • Investigate policy measures and regulatory frameworks for using energy more efficiently
  • Work collaboratively with governments to institute the right fiscal and tax incentives for diversifying the energy portfolios
  • Consult with investors and venture capital groups to facilitate research and development of innovative emerging technologies
  • Participate in technology performance evaluation studies and industry standard setting to remove entry barriers
     

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Legislative & Regulatory Support

The legislative and regulatory support process involves reviewing new legislation; analyzing regulatory issues and options; and estimating impacts. For over two decades the LEVON Group principals have been engaged in providing technical background materials and public comments and preparing communication, outreach, and training materials for new legislation and regulations in various parts of the world. 

The LEVON Group has a deep understanding of the regulatory process, having worked on many rulemaking and regulatory  negotiations, and offers its help to organizations worldwide in implementing the myriad of regulatory compliance requirements. Our professionals provide insights not only to the letter of the law but to its intent as well. Clients benefit from the credibility and trust that we have earned through many years of productive interaction with regulators.

Specific services we provide include:

  • Analyze proposed legislation and regulations
  • Prepare material for public hearings and develop written comments
  • Review regulatory compliance and assess implementation
  • Help negotiate with governmental agencies and other stakeholders to facilitate the introduction of new regulatory strategies
  • Facilitate introduction and acceptance of new technologies for streamlined regulatory compliance

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Facilitation Services

Over the past two decades the Triple Bottom Line (TBL) has emerged as an integrated set of values, issues and processes that enable organizations to focus not just on the economic aspects of their operations, but also on the environmental and social implications of their actions. Companies and organizations are starting to employ such strategies by being clear about their purpose and taking into consideration the needs of all stakeholders, be they shareholders, customers, employees, business partners, governments or the public.

The LEVON Group is working with governments, industry and academia in countries around the globe, to help clients maximize the economic, environmental and social benefits of their efforts. To that end we assist in promoting multi-disciplinary communications and understanding utilizing a variety of facilitation tools including workshops, informal dialogues, thematic forums and other consensus building processes. Through these structured “facilitation?processes, organizations are helped in accomplishing their goals by using a directed course of action tailored to the particular needs of the organization and the issues under consideration.

Persons possessing strong knowledge and skills regarding group dynamics and group processes are key to the success of such facilitations, and this is exactly the blend of skills offered by The LEVON Group. Our background and experience will help your organization enhance collaboration with its internal and external stakeholders on local, national and global levels. Utilizing advanced multi-stakeholder processes we will help you engage and 'partner' with all stakeholders to proactively explore, discuss and resolve issues.

Specific services we provide include:

  • Develop management and employee awareness programs
  • Design and deliver strategy development sessions
  • Establish management systems for improved governance for sustainability
  • Assist in implementing tools for performance tracking
  • Devise environmental and social reports to communicate performance to shareholders and other stakeholders
  • Develop briefing materials on emerging issues
  • Produce condensed and easy to understand summaries of complex technical data
  • Engage all stakeholders through various consultation processes
  • Design, organize and facilitate workshops and conferences
  • Convene and facilitate multi-stakeholder dialogues
  • Establish and manage community advisory panels (CAP)
  • Improve organizations' transparency and stakeholders' communication
  • Collect environmental and sustainability data for reporting metrics
  • Develop effective communication strategies
     

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