carbon accounting Articles

  • Carbon accounting software solution

    Fujitsu is a leading provider of IT-based business solutions for the global marketplace.  With approximately 175,000 employees across 70 countries, Fujitsu is one of the world’s largest IT service providers. In 2008 Fujitsu announced an ambition to reduce CO2 emissions by 30 million tonnes by 2020 through environmental innovation.  In addition, the company has committed to becoming an industry ...


    By Greenstone

  • Enterprise Carbon Accounting: The quest for unprecedented transparency

    Enterprise carbon accounting (ECA) is an essential requirement for companies and will likely become necessary due to government legislation. No longer is it permissible for a company to look within its borders, but it must look at its overall environmental responsibilities and accurately gauge and measure carbon production and emission caused by its very existence. Financial data must be directly ...


    By Verisae

  • Wind Energy Production Estimates: Moving Beyond Time Averages

    No need to be a statistician to see that averages are often useful to compare different things. And yet, they often fall short as a true measure of performance. For instance, we use averages to compare the current weather against the climate normals or to get a sense of how our favorite sport team or player is doing. Team (player) statistics are a concise way of combining the scores from many ...


    By AWS Truepower, LLC

  • Greenhouse Gas Accounting Framework for Carbon Capture and Storage Projects

    Foreword Meeting the global challenge to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and avoid dangerous climate impacts requires deploying a portfolio of emission reduction technologies. We must both commit to broad and deep efficiencies in the way our societies’ consume energy and to significant increases in power supplies from low carbon energy sources. At the same time, it ...

  • Investors take climate change into account

    Increasing interest in climate change from investors generates improvements in disclosure into business operations and strategies, reports Envido. A new survey from the Institutional Investors Group in Climate Change (IIGCC) revealed that the proportion of institutional investors who consider firms' climate change policies when making investment decisions has more than doubled in the past two ...


    By Vital Efficienci Ltd.

  • Launching of ISO 14064 for greenhouse gas accounting and verification

    ISO was preparing to launch its new international greenhouse gas (GHG) accounting and verification standards – the three-part ISO 14064 – when this issue of ISO Management Systems went to press. ISO’s goal in developing the standards is to provide a set of unambiguous and verifiable requirements or specifications to support organizations and proponents of GHG emission reduction projects. When ...


    By CSA Standards

  • New greenhouse gas accounting tool will help China’s cities pursue low-carbon development

    Low-carbon development has become the core theme of China’s urbanization. In fact, it’s one of the country’s key strategies to achieve its target of reducing carbon intensity by 40-45 percent by 2020. China’s National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) ...

  • Carbon emissions - carbon formula

    Carbon emissions represent an increasing and potentially significant cost for business.  The case that carbon measurement and reporting systems can help organisations make significant reductions ...


    By Greenstone

  • Launch of the First Greenhouse Gas Accounting Tool for Chinese Cities

    A new Greenhouse Gas Protocol tool to help Chinese cities measure and manage their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions was launched today in Beijing. The tool, called the Greenhouse Gas Accounting Tool for Chinese Cities (Pilot Version 1.0), was developed by the World Resources ...

  • Within Reach - Strengthening Country Ownership and Accountability in Accessing Climate Finance

    This working paper explores the concepts of ownership and accountability in climate finance in detail, and draws on experiences from development effectiveness and more recent experience of climate finance to consider options for enhancing ownership and strengthening accountability through various access ...

  • Greenhouse gas protocol product life cycle accounting and reporting standard

    The GHG Protocol Product Life Cycle Accounting and Reporting Standard (referred to as the Product Standard) provides requirements and guidance for companies and other organizations to quantify and publicly report an inventory of GHG emissions and removals associated with a specific product. The primary goal of this standard is to provide a general framework for companies to make informed choices ...

  • Position paper: Accounting for peatland hotspots in the new climate agreement

    Introduction Peatlands (~organic soils) worldwide store twice as much carbon as all forest biomass, although they cover only a tenth of the land. The drainage of peatlands, for forestry and agriculture, leads to the oxidation of this carbon and increases their vulnerability to peat fires, leading to huge emissions of greenhouse gases. Hotspots for mitigation ...


    By Wetlands International

  • Kinder Morgan delivers on EHS compliance, transparency and accountability for operational excellence

    Kinder Morgan prides itself on being a different kind of energy company. As one of the largest pipeline transportation and energy storage providers in North America – with 37,000 miles of pipelines and 180 terminals to transport and store energy products such as natural gas, refined petroleum products, crude oil, ethanol, coal and carbon dioxide (CO2) – Kinder Morgan is committed to ...


    By IHS

  • Understanding the voluntary carbon market

    The monitoring, reducing and offsetting of carbon emissions by corporations, organisations and individuals is rapidly moving from an ‘if’ and ‘why’ scenario to a ‘when’ and ‘how’ one. For the Kyoto Protocol signatory nations, this shift is one that combines elements of education, obligation and cooperation. For the few nations that have not signed on to the Kyoto Protocol, the change in ...

  • The geography of carbon pricing

    Study looks at why some states could be impacted more than others if a price is put on carbon. Original story at MIT News How much will your cost of living rise if a price is put on carbon? According to a ...

  • Carbon Credits Explained

    Carbon Credits Explained Over the past one hundred years the capitalist economy we live in has improved our way of living. It's enabled us to progress itself through the years. The free market has provided us with the resources to travel the globe, to give us products beyond our wildest dreams and to build great cities. The free markets accurately reflect ...


    By Carbon Investments

  • A prescription for lower carbon medicine

    How pharmaceutical companies can keep up with the shifting trend towards reducing carbon emission beyond their direct organisational control. Regulation, efficiency and reputation have encouraged many organisations to consider how they can measure and reduce carbon emissions in their own businesses. The agenda, however, is now shifting towards the wider ...


    By Carbon Trust

  • Black Carbon – the elephant in the room!

    Traditionally, ambient particulates have been measured gravimetrically according to their size. However, in this article Jim Mills, Managing Director of Air Monitors, will demonstrate that the time has come to change or at least augment the way ambient particulates are monitored and regulated. Air Monitors has supplied most of the UK's ambient monitoring network, but Jim will explain why the ...


    By Air Monitors Ltd.

  • The Changing Carbon Management Landscape

    How far we have come, key trends, and what the future holds Over the last decade, the carbon management landscape for companies has changed dramatically. Today, the business drivers for managing carbon are much clearer, and there are many examples of companies that are gaining business value by managing the risks and opportunities associated with climate change. Although much uncertainty ...

  • Low-carbon energy: a roadmap

    Technologies available today, and those expected to become competitive over the next decade, will permit a rapid decarbonization of the global energy economy. New renewable energy technologies, combined with a broad suite of energy-efficiency advances, will allow global energy needs to be met without fossil fuels and by adding only minimally to the cost of energy services. The world is now in the ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

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