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Press Release  |   12.08.2014  |   Christian.Aldridge@wri.org

Today the World Resources Institute (WRI), C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group (C40) and ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability (ICLEI) launched the first widely endorsed standard for cities to measure and report their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions at a COP20 event featuring mayors and officials from cities around the world. 

In the News  |   12.08.2014  |   Christian.Aldridge@wri.org

Cities are not just where 3.5 billion of us live—they are where more than  half of humanity uses electricity, drives cars, and throws out garbage, among myriad other activities that emit greenhouse gases. Now, a global coalition has released the first standardized method for measuring and reporting a given city’s greenhouse gas emissions. 

Blog post  |   12.04.2014  |   yelena

As home to 3.5 billion of the world’s population, cities and urban areas play a crucial role in combating global climate change. And today, many of their leaders are announcing steps to do just that.

Press Release  |   11.18.2014  |   Christian.Aldridge@wri.org

For the first time, governments now have consistent, reliable methods to account for greenhouse gas reductions from their climate policies and goals. Today, the Greenhouse Gas Protocol launched two new standards to help governments design better policies and emissions reductions goals, and measure progress against them. 

Blog post  |   11.18.2014  |   Christian.Aldridge@wri.org

China just announced a mitigation goal to peak its emissions by 2030 or earlier, while the United States committed to reduce its national emissions by 26-28 percent below 2005 levels by 2025. And countless other cities and countries have set similar emissions-reduction targets.

Blog post  |   11.18.2014  |   Christian.Aldridge@wri.org

Tunisia launched its renewable energy program, PROSOL ELEC, in 2010 to scale up solar photovoltaic systems in buildings throughout the country. The National Agency for Energy Conversation (ANME) anticipated that the greater use of solar power would help curb climate change, but experts didn’t quantify just how much the program would reduce the country’s greenhouse gas emissions.

Blog post  |   11.10.2014  |   Christian.Aldridge@wri.org

The Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Protocol, developed by World Resources Institute (WRI) and World Business Council on Sustainable Development (WBCSD), sets the global standard for how to measure, manage, and report greenhouse gas emissions; these standards are used by thousands of companies to become more efficient, resilient, and prosperous organizations. Hundreds of industry professionals have learned greenhouse gas accounting from WRI experts through in-person and webinar trainings. Now, the same expert instruction is available to you on a low-cost and convenient e-learning platform. Online courses have been developed for the following GHG Protocol standards:  

Announcement  |   07.22.2014  |   JWinslow

After a successful nine-month pilot test from May 2013 to January 2014, the Global Protocol for Community-Scale Greenhouse Gas Emission Inventories (GPC) has been revised and is now available for public comment until August 18th. The authors particularly welcome review by city officials, practitioners, and technical experts in the fields of energy, transportation, waste management, agriculture and forestry. As a global reporting standard, the GPC enables cities and communities to consistently measure and report GHG emissions and develop climate action plans and low-emission urban development strategies.

Blog post  |   05.30.2014  |   Christian.Aldridge@wri.org

The Greenhouse Gas Protocol launched a new guidance this week to help agricultural companies measure and manage their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from crop and livestock production. It is the first such international guidance for the sector, and will help underpin efforts to mitigate agriculture’s environmental impact.

Press Release  |   05.29.2014  |   JWinslow

The World Resources Institute unveiled the first ever Agricultural Guidance to help companies measure, manage, and report greenhouse gas emissions from the agriculture sector, including farming, livestock, and land use change. The agriculture sector is responsible for 17 percent of global GHG emissions, including land use change.

Blog post  |   05.28.2014  |   Christian.Aldridge@wri.org

Brazil’s farms are major, global producers of beef, soybeans, sugarcane, coffee, rice, and more. Yet they’re also major producers of greenhouse gas emissions. Two new resources aim to reduce the emissions intensity of Brazil’s agricultural sector.

Blog post  |   03.19.2014  |   Christian.Aldridge@wri.org

As India continues to experience the impacts of climate change in the form of changing rainfall patterns, heat waves, and coastal flooding, businesses are increasingly recognizing the need to mitigate and adapt. The problem is that many lack guidance on where to begin.

Announcement  |   02.10.2014  |   JWinslow

The GHG Protocol has for three years led international consultations on how companies should calculate emissions from purchased and consumed electricity, heat, steam and cooling (scope 2).

Blog post  |   01.23.2014  |   JWinslow

By Stephen Russell

Blog post  |   01.08.2014  |   JWinslow

A report released by CDP in December 2013 on the use of internal carbon pricing by companies as an incentive and strat

Blog post  |   12.20.2013  |   Christian.Aldridge@wri.org

Key environmental, sustainability and operational representatives from fourteen leading Indian businesses participated in the first ever GHG Clinic, i.e. capacity building and technical workshop on developing corporate inventories based on the GHG Protocol Corporate Standard and the Corporate Value Chain Standard.

Announcement  |   12.04.2013  |   JWinslow

UNEP FI and GHG Protocol invite interested stakeholders to participate in a technical working group for the development of a financial sector GHG accounting guidance and carbon asset risk guidance. Please see the Terms of Reference for details about the Technical Working Group process and a link to Survey Monkey where you can express your interest in participation.

In the News  |   11.07.2013  |   Christian.Aldridge@wri.org

When the 2011 Newsweek Green Rankings were published, it came as a surprise to many that seven of the worst performing US companies were financial firms. The reason for such a poor performance was inadequate reporting of emissions in corporate supply chains; in the case of financial firms, emissions from their lending and investment portfolios.

Blog post  |   11.05.2013  |   Christian.Aldridge@wri.org

By Laura Draucker - November 05, 2013

In the News  |   11.01.2013  |   Christian.Aldridge@wri.org

Nathanael Massey, E&E News.  On its own, the global financial sector has a limited carbon footprint -- compared with manufacturing, mining and construction, for example, it barely registers at all. Yet each of those "heavy" industries is backed by the resources of banks and financial institutions, and those monetary relationships tie financiers, to a degree at least, to the emissions they capitalize.

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