ghg emissions reduction News

  • GCG releases comprehensive report on GHG emission reductions

    The Canadian GeoExchange Coalition (CGC), Canada's national industry association for ground source heat pump technology, has released a research report entitled 'Comparative analysis of greenhouse gas emissions of various residential heating systems in the Canadian provinces'. The document was released during the 5th Annual Renewable Energy Conference 2010 'Powering Investments' in Halifax, Nova ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • GCG releases comprehensive report on GHG emission reductions

    The Canadian GeoExchange Coalition has released a comparative analysis of greenhouse gas emissions of various residential heating ...

  • Québec unveils its 2020 GHG emission reduction goal

    Québec Premier Jean Charest and Minister of Sustainable Development, Environment and Parks, Line Beauchamp, has unveiled Québec’s target to reduce greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) by the year 2020. By targeting a 20% reduction below 1990 levels, Québec has set a goal similar to the target established by the European Union thus becoming a leader in the fight against climate change. The Premier ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • European Environment Agency reports on progress in GHG emissions reductions in 2006

    Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the European Union decreased slightly between 2005 and 2006 according to the official inventory report prepared by the European Environment Agency (EEA). Overall emissions within the EU-27 fell by 14 million tonnes (0.3 %) and now stand 7.7 % below 1990 levels. Total emissions in the European Union were slightly more than 5.1 billion tonnes in 2006. The main ...

  • HP Announces Supply Chain Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions Reduction Goal

    As part of an ongoing effort to improve its product manufacturing and supply chain operations, HP today announced a greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction goal for its first-tier manufacturing and product-transportation supply chain partners. HP’s goal, a first for the information technology (IT) industry, is to drive a 20 percent decrease in its first-tier manufacturing and product ...


    By HP

  • Canada moving closer to 2020 target for GHG emissions reductions

    The International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) estimates new federal regulations combined with provincial actions will achieve nearly half the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reductions Canada has targeted under the Copenhagen Accord. "Many Canadian GHG emitters are facing carbon costs consistent with emitters in the European Union and at levels well above competitors in the ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Serious doubts over Europe’s GHG reduction target

    The 28 countries of the European Union (EU) have set themselves a collective target of cutting emissions of climate-changing greenhouse gases (GHGs) by between 80% and 95% by 2050, but  a major report just released says there’s little hope of achieving that goal. Every five years, the  ...


    By Climate News Network

  • Methane to markets partnership spurs global GHG reductions

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has released a new report that shows the international Methane to Markets (M2M) Partnership has significantly reduced methane emissions. In 2008, U.S.-supported M2M projects delivered methane emissions reductions of more than 26 million metric tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) equivalent, roughly the annual greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from 4.7 million ...

  • Protocol for community-scale GHG emissions launched

    A protocol to measure greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions at the community level has been released in an effort to establish a single standard for measuring emissions from cities. The C40 Cities Climate Leadership group and ICLEI, an organization promoting local government sustainability, launched the 'community protocol' on Monday, which they say will make it easier to generate standardized ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Reducing GHG emissions in Canada`s transportation system

    A new report from Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC) says that a $1.5 billion strategic investment in clean technology would enable Canada’s industrial freight transportation sector to cut its greenhouse gas emissions by 49% by 2030. The SD Business Case(TM) on Industrial Freight Transportation forecasts that without tackling the problem, growth in the sector will see greenhouse gas ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Climate Change and Emissions Management (CCEMC) Corporation Issues GHG Reduction Summit Report with Ideas to Strengthen Alberta's GHG Management System

    The Climate Change and Emissions Management (CCEMC) Corporation has issued a report on the GHG Reduction Summit that the organization hosted in 2011. The Summit included a series of keynote speakers and facilitated workshops where participants shared ideas about strengthening Alberta's GHG management system. The GHG Reduction Summit Report is a summary of the findings ...


    By Marketwire

  • New Call for Proposals to Reduce GHG Emissions

    The Climate Change and Emissions Management Corporation (CCEMC) is inviting funding submissions for projects that will help Alberta to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Successful projects will focus on energy efficiency and conservation, carbon capture and storage, or cleaner energy production and utilization. Initial submissions are due by August 28 and successful projects will be announced in ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Measuring GHG emissions up and down the supply chain

    A new collaboration launches to develop guidelines for measuring and managing corporate GHG emissions throughout the product life cycle and across the entire value chain. The group is the GHG Protocol’s Product and Supply Chain Initiative, convened under the GHG Protocol. The project’s Steering Committee and technical working groups launched in September, in a series of meetings in Washington, DC ...

  • Waste Sector GHG Emissions Significantly Underestimated

    According to a report published by Zero Waste Europe, the waste sector has a key role to play in the development of a low carbon economy and, the reduction of greenhouse gases. The report, namely ‘the potential contribution of waste management to a low carbon economy’, shows that the role which waste prevention and improved waste management can play in reducing GHG emissions ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • USDA Awards EDF Grant to Quantify Voluntary GHG Emissions Reductions on Arkansas, California Rice Farms

    Environmental Defense Fund, in partnership with Winrock International, the California Rice Commission and the leading Arkansas rice industry associations and producers, will receive a $1.1 million USDA Conservation Innovation Grant (CIG) to ...


    By Environmental Defense Fund

  • Australia – Major LCA study helps dairy farmers aim for GHG emissions reduction

    Dairy Australia worked closely with the Australian dairy industry to measure the carbon footprint of producing a number of dairy foods. This initiative was one of the first carbon footprinting projects to report the emissions of dairy farming on a country level and following the International Dairy Federation sector specific guidelines “A common carbon footprint approach for dairy” ...


    By thinkstep

  • Australia – Major LCA study helps dairy farmers aim for GHG emissions reduction

    Dairy Australia worked closely with the Australian dairy industry to measure the carbon footprint of producing a number of dairy foods. This initiative was one of the first carbon footprinting projects to report the emissions of dairy farming on a country level and following the International Dairy Federation sector specific guidelines “A common carbon footprint approach for dairy” ...


    By thinkstep

  • Closing the gap between corporate GHG reduction goals and a 2°C scenario

    The Science Based Targets initiative – a partnership between CDP, UN Global Compact, World Resources Institute and WWF – has launched a global campaign to recruit 100 companies by the end of 2015 to set greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reduction targets in line with climate science. By aligning emission targets with global efforts to limit Earth’s average temperature ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Utility Alliance Announces Educational Webinar Schedule on GHG Reduction

    The Electric Utility Industry Sustainable Supply Chain Alliance's (Alliance) goal of reducing energy use and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions within their members' supply chains and having their suppliers commit to reducing energy usage and GHG emissions took a major step forward with the creation of two videos. One, a motivational video urging companies to commit to reducing GHG emissions and to ...

  • Dow Enhances Global Energy Efficiency and GHG Reduction Leadership

    The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE: DOW), a global leader in energy conservation, today announced the Company has funded nearly 40 energy efficiency projects around the world, toward fulfillment of Dow’s Energy Intensity Improvement Fund commitments announced in February 2011. Collectively, the projects announced today will reduce the Company’s energy usage by ...


    By The Dow Chemical Company

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