greenhouse gas accounting News

  • International organizations to cooperate on greenhouse gas accounting

    In a move that will bolster confidence among the growing number of companies seeking to understand and manage their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, three organizations today announced that they will work together to promote their GHG accounting and reporting standards. ISO (International Organization for Standardization), the World Resources Institute (WRI) and the World Business Council for ...

  • World Bank’s New Greenhouse Gas Accounting Methodology Approved by SCS

    Scientific Certification Systems (SCS) has assessed the World Bank’s new methodology for estimating the emission reductions resulting from adoption of sustainable agricultural practices. The new methodology was approved under the Verified Carbon Standard (VCS) and is based on the Western Kenya Smallholder Agriculture Carbon Finance project. “The World Bank’s methodology will help small scale ...


    By PRWeb

  • Companies road test new greenhouse gas accounting standards

    More than 60 companies have completed the road testing of new global standards designed to help measure the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions of their products and supply chains. Developed by the World Resources Institute (WRI) and the World Business Council for ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • We need your help: take our survey on greenhouse gas accounting for the financial sector

    The Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Protocol recently partnered with the UNEP Finance Initiative in a critically important endeavor – developing guidance to help the financial sector measure its ...

  • Accounting for Carbon Capture and Storage

    A new report recently released by the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES) provides the first-ever comprehensive framework for calculating carbon dioxide (CO2) emission reductions from carbon capture and storage (CCS). The framework equips policymakers and project developers with common methodologies for quantifying the emission impacts of CCS projects. CCS involves a suite of ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Greenhouse gas protocol launches in India

    The use of standards to account for corporate greenhouse gases is increasingly common in developed countries – but it is emerging in developing countries as well. In India, companies’ focus on value chain inventories and life cycle thinking is in nascent stages. That’s why the Greenhouse Gas Protocol, a collaboration of the ...

  • New greenhouse gas standards released

    The Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Protocol has launched two new standards that will help businesses better understand and manage the climate impacts beyond their own operations and improve efficiency across the value chain. A global collaboration led by the World Business Council on Sustainable Development (WBCSD) and the World Resources Institute (WRI), the GHG Protocol standard is one of the most ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Taking Control of Greenhouse Gas Emissions

    Three-quarters of the world’s annual emissions of greenhouse gases are now limited by national targets, according to a new study published today by the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at London School of Economics and Political Science. ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Greenhouse gas emissions gap widening

    Action on climate change needs to be scaled-up and accelerated without delay if the world is to have a running chance of keeping a global average temperature rise below 2 degrees Celsius this century. The Emissions Gap Report, coordinated by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and the European Climate Foundation, and released days before the convening of the Climate Change Conference of the ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Cement develops an appetite for C02

    Three new studies illuminate the sheer complexity of the aspect of climate science known as the carbon cycle − how carbon dioxide gets into the atmosphere and out again. Sometimes, human agency is at work, but nature takes care of it anyway – as one of the studies reveals in the case of cement, the world’s most widely-used building material. Zhu Liu, postdoctoral scholar at ...


    By Climate News Network

  • WRI Joins Greenhouse Gas Management Institute

    The World Resources Institute (WRI) and the Greenhouse Gas Management Institute are joining forces to train professionals on the Greenhouse Gas Protocol, the most widely used international accounting tool for government and business leaders to understand, quantify, and manage greenhouse gas emissions. “Our mission is to train and develop a community of experts with the highest standards of ...


    By ClimateCHECK

  • Greenhouse gas emissions associated with long-distance travel

    Long-distance travelling accounts for a significant number of miles travelled per person, but estimates of its greenhouse gas emissions are lacking. Using data from Belgium and the Netherlands, this study estimates that longdistance journeys account for 40–50% of total mileage and 50% of greenhouse gas emissions of all people transport in Western Europe. Advances in transportation ...

  • Statistical release: 2011 UK greenhouse gas emissions

    DECC today publishes provisional 2011 estimates of UK greenhouse gas emissions, together with final estimates of 2010 UK greenhouse gas emissions by fuel type and end-user. 2011 headline results In 2011, UK emissions of the basket of six greenhouse gases covered by the Kyoto Protocol were provisionally estimated to be 549.3 million tonnes carbon dioxide equivalent. This was 7.0 per cent ...

  • NSWMA and SWANA comment on EPA greenhouse gas reporting

    In a joint letter to the US EPA, the National Solid Wastes Management Association (NSWMA) and the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) commented on the agency’s draft mandatory greenhouse gas (GHG) reporting and its potential impact on municipal solid waste (MSW) landfills. As the EPA proceeds with requirements identifying reporting sectors in this rulemaking process, NSWMA and SWANA ...

  • Brazil greenhouse gas emissions lowest in 20 years

    Emission levels of greenhouse gases in Latin America's biggest country fell last year to their lowest in two decades, a Brazilian network of environmental groups said in a report released Thursday. The Observatorio do Clima, or Climate Observatory, network is comprised of more than 30 non-governmental organizations focused on climate change. ...


    By Associated Press

  • Measuring Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Cities

    The World Resources Institute (WRI), C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group (C40) and ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability (ICLEI) have launched the first widely endorsed standard for cities ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Record High for Global Greenhouse Gas Emissions

    The disappointing climate conference in Warsaw, Poland—which was intended to lay the groundwork for a global climate agreement in 2015—stands in sharp contrast to the continued growth in emissions of greenhouse gases. Negotiators and activists alike confront not only the fact that carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions reached the highest annual total to date, but also a shifting geographic ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

  • Households take the heat for greenhouse gas emissions

    Households were either directly or indirectly responsible for almost half of Canada’s total greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in 2004 according to a report released this week by Statistics Canada.  Overall emissions related to households increased 13% from about 285 900 kilotonnes in 1990 to 321 700 kilotonnes in 2004. Household emissions from motor fuel use and residential fuel use (direct ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Measuring greenhouse gas emissions beyond company boundaries

    PE INTERNATIONAL is official software provider for the two new standards of the GHG Protocol Initiative. 70 corporations are currently testing two new global standards by measuring the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions of their products and supply chains. Over 20 of these corporations are using the GaBi and SoFi software from PE INTERNATIONAL, an official software provider, for the road testing. PE ...


    By thinkstep

  • BSI achieves greenhouse gas emissions verification

    BSI Management Systems America, Inc. (BSI) was recently awarded accreditation to ISO 14065 for Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emission verification from the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). This accreditation places BSI amongst the few recognized GHG emission verification bodies in North America. As global warming concerns continue to command our attention in Canada and the world, the need for ...


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