GHG reporting plan News

  • EPA accepts first GHG reporting data/agency launches electronic GHG reporting tool

    Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is launching a new tool to allow 28 industrial sectors to submit their 2010 greenhouse gas (GHG) pollution data electronically. Prior to being finalized, more than 1,000 stakeholders, including industry associations, states and NGOs tested the electronic GHG Reporting Tool (e-GGRT) to ensure clarity and user-friendliness. The data collected with ...

  • Government review may threaten policy on GHG reporting

    The Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA) has voiced concerns about the environmental scheme which is already under review, despite only being introduced last year. Under the UK Government’s Smarter Guidance and Data Review, mandatory ...


    By Inprova Energy

  • EICC and BSR`s carbon reporting system promotes GHG emissions management in the electronics industry

    The Electronics Industry Citizenship Coalition (EICC) and BSR have released "A Practical Approach to Greening the Electronics Supply Chain," a report that reflects on the EICC"s ...

  • New reports confirm benefits of B.C.’s carbon offsets plan

    Two new reports released today provide new insights on current and future economic opportunities in global carbon markets for British Columbia's carbon offsets plan. Pacific Carbon Trust (PCT), the provincial Crown agency mandated to deliver made-in-B.C. carbon offsets to help the private and public sector to meet their carbon reduction goals, released the reports today that confirm the benefits ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Putting GHG capacity building on the needs map

    This blog is not strong on subtlety. Whether you’re a committed reader or a casual “skimmer,” you have likely gleaned that we use this forum to highlight our vision for greenhouse gas measurement and management. Central to this vision, and at the heart of the Institute’s mission, is the critical need to build the capacity to measure, report, and verify GHG emissions. If ...

  • 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 SERIES

  • 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

  • Who is building our global GHG MRV infrastructure?

    Sometimes it feels quite lonely here at GHG Management Institute headquarters. Toiling away trying to do what we think is needed to support the future of greenhouse gas (GHG) mitigation policy. While most people who pay attention to the issue are obsessed with the politics of the moment, we work away behind the scenes thinking about and building infrastructure for the long-run. Indeed in ...

  • Chicago’s climate action plan

    In September 2008, Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley unveiled a detailed strategy to help lower greenhouse gas emissions and address climate change. The Chicago Climate Action Plan, plan builds on the many efforts the City has already implemented that have earned it the title of 'the most environmentally friendly city in the nation.' 'We can continue to lead by example and the Chicago Climate Action ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Not just the oil sands - we are all to blame for GHG emissons

    Alberta's oil sands should not be singled out as the source of Canada's poor record on greenhouse gas emissions. This is one conclusion of a new Conference Board publication, Getting the Balance Right: The Oil Sands, Exporting and Sustainability. The report gathers all the pertinent facts related to the oil sands and its environmental impacts, assesses those facts and draws on dialogue with ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Canada’s climate change plans

    Although a national climate change strategy for Canada is still being developed, every province and territory has initiated plans of their own to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. This article summarizes the stated climate change policies of Canada’s top 5 greenhouse gas emitting provinces, and offers a comment on the implications of these initiatives for an eventual National Climate Change ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • New UK landfill targets needed to reduce GHG emissions

    Waste industry research predicts the UK will miss EU landfill targets to reduce GHG emissions, reports Envido.Businesses and households will have curb waste levels if the UK is to have a chance of meeting EU landfill targets and avoid fines, according to research from the waste industry published today.The UK must reduce its GHG emissions from waste by reducing the amount of biodegradable waste ...


    By Vital Efficienci Ltd.

  • Project launches to measure and manage GHG emissions for agriculture in Brazil

    The World Resources Institute (WRI) and the British Embassy are launching a two year partnership to measure corporate and farm-level emissions in Brazil. Agricultural emissions account for nearly 20 percent of Brazil’s emissions, with agricultural production on the rise. The project, based on the Greenhouse Gas Protocol, will develop GHG Accounting ...

  • Seeking public comments on new protocol for city-level GHG emissions

    We are excited by the release of the first draft of the Global Protocol for Community-Scale GHG Emissions (GPC) to help cities around the world measure and report greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions using a more consistent protocol. The GPC has been developed by Local Governments ...

  • President Obama: Federal government to cut GHG emissions 28% by 2020

    President Obama announced on January 29 that the federal government—the largest energy consumer in the U.S. economy—will achieve a 28% reduction in its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2020. Reducing and reporting GHG emissions, as called for in Executive Order 13514 on Federal Sustainability, will ensure that the government leads by example in building the clean energy economy. The president ...

  • India GHG program launches with more than 20 leading companies

    New industry-led, voluntary program to measure and report GHG Emissions Today WRI India, The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) and Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) launched the ...

  • Are there too many cap and trade plans?

    The Canadian Council of Chief Executives recently noted there are too many cap and trade plans in the works and more cooperation between states, regions and countries is required. A recent Calgary Herald article quoted the Council’s CEO Thomas ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Brazilian companies announce global warming game plan

    The Brazil Greenhouse Gas Protocol Program was launched on Tuesday and its 12 founding corporate members have voluntarily agreed to report their global-warming emissions. “The program provides options for sound measurement and allows members to take action to reduce their GHG emissions,” said Thelma Krug, secretary of climate change, Brazil Environment Ministry, at the launch event here in the ...

  • A new stern report on climate change

    "The world faces an unprecedented challenge which requires urgent global action to sustain growth and guard against the risks of catastrophic climate change." Those are the opening words to a new report entitled Key Elements of a Global Deal on Climate Change by Sir Nicholas Stern, author of the landmark 2006 UK report on the economic costs of climate change action. Stern notes that ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • IHS ecoAsset Manager™ 10.3 Enhancements Streamline GHG Emissions Allowance and Credit Accounting

    IHS (NYSE: IHS), a leading global source of critical information and insight, today unveiled IHS ecoAsset Manager™ 10.3, a new version of the enterprise software platform that is designed to help companies simplify compliance with market-based greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions programs and strengthen sustainability business planning. “With jurisdictions around the world adopting GHG ...


    By IHS Markit

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