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Blog post  |   03.04.2013  |   Christian.Aldridge@wri.org

“You cannot manage what you cannot measure” is a well-known adage for business, and the phrase is increasingly relevant for cities. In the past decade, many cities have started measuring their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions data.

Press Release  |   01.31.2013  |   PVilla

The Sustainability Consortium (TSC) is pleased to announce the World Resources Institute (WRI) as a new civil society organization member.

Blog post  |   12.19.2012  |   Christian.Aldridge@wri.org

With the latest round of global climate negotiations at an end, many countries, states, and cities around the world are taking action to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions through mitigation policies and goals. Decision-makers need to understand the emissions impacts associated with these initiatives in order to evaluate effectiveness, make sound decisions, and assess progress.

Announcement  |   11.26.2012  |   Sarah Cohen

WRI has released the first drafts of two new GHG Protocol mitigation accounting standards for review.

Blog post  |   11.08.2012  |   Christian.Aldridge@wri.org

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 ”financed emissions” and track reductions. These types of emissions, which are associated with lending and investments, are the most significant part of a financial institution’s carbon footprint.

Blog post  |   11.05.2012  |   Sarah Cohen

Earlier this summer, GHG Protocol conducted a survey to collect input from all of our users regarding our tools and resources. With increasing opportunities and challenges in providing a broader range of GHG-inventory services, it is important to know what our users value most and how to prioritize improvements of these resources. The survey included questions about our downloadable Excel-based calculation tools, the availability of emission factors and guidance documents, and training and verification resources.

Blog post  |   11.05.2012  |   Sarah Cohen

Agriculture and agriculture-linked land use change contribute almost 80% to Brazil’s national emissions. On September 25 in Sao Paulo, GHG Protocol held an inaugural workshop to engage key stakeholders in developing a set of new tools specific to Brazilian agriculture – a corporate GHG accounting standard and emission factors. The event featured a keynote address by Eduardo Assad, a director at Embrapa and formerly the Brazilian secretary for climate change.

Announcement  |   11.05.2012  |   Sarah Cohen

Last week the annual WBCSD council meeting took place in Seoul, South Korea. This meeting included a constructive session for the Greenhouse Gas Management Working Group. Three strategic priorities for the coming years were agreed upon: 1) Business leading in carbon management, 2) Promoting harmonization in reporting programs, and 3) WRI partnership and collaboration. The first strategic priority will focus on engagement with investors and on CFO and investor relations, as well as on sharing GHG management best practices.

Blog post  |   11.02.2012  |   Stacy Kotorac

Hurricane Sandy was a massive and deadly storm, extending more than 1,000 miles, bringing huge waves and more than 13 feet of water to parts of New York City. In Manhattan, floods swept away cars and overflowed subway stations.

Blog post  |   10.11.2012  |   Christian.Aldridge@wri.org

What do three leading chemical, automobile, and software companies have in common? All three – Honda, BASF, and SAP – are looking to curb risks and take advantage of opportunities across their global supply chains.

Blog post  |   10.03.2012  |   Christian.Aldridge@wri.org

“To tell the story of the corporation is to tell the story of a grand bargain gone awry,” says Pavan Sukhdev in his new book, Corporation 2020: Transforming Business for Tomorrow’s World. It’s a bold statement, but he backs up his claim persuasively.

Blog post  |   08.24.2012  |   Sarah Cohen

Inscreva-se agora e contribua para a próxima geração de ferramentas de gestão de gases de efeito estufa (GEE) relativa à agropecuária Brasileira. O GHG Protocol cordialmente lhe convida a participar do encontro cujo foco será ajudar no desenvolvimento de ferramentas (um protocolo de contabilização de GEE e um conjunto de fatores de emissão) específicas para o Brasil. 

Blog post  |   08.14.2012  |   Christian.Aldridge@wri.org

Facebook, a business that relies so heavily on people’s willingness to share information, took an important step recently by sharing some details of its own. The social networking company has, for the first time, released information about its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

Blog post  |   07.17.2012  |   Stacy Kotorac

As corporate leaders track and set more ambitious targets for reducing GHG emissions—and take a broader look at Scope 3 emissions—many are looking for a way to find new opportunities to collaborate (internally and externally). Starting this month, WRI is inviting companies to road test a new collaboration tool developed as part of the Next Practice Collaborative.

Announcement  |   07.17.2012  |   Stacy Kotorac

At a May 29 launch event in Beijing, WRI introduced the GHG Emissions calculation tool for Chinese Coal-Fired Power Plants to an audience of about 100 participants. The tool will enable Chinese power companies to establish a GHG emission inventory of its operations and prepare for GHG emissions management and reduction.

Announcement  |   07.17.2012  |   Stacy Kotorac

The GHG Protocol aims to ensure wide and effective use of its standards and support companies in the completion of accurate, relevant, complete, consistent and transparent GHG inventories. But the landscape for GHG calculation and verification procedures has been evolving quickly, prompting the need for a public survey to help identify the calculation priorities of our users, along with their perspectives on GHG inventory verification and training in accounting.

07.17.2012  |   Stacy Kotorac

Many countries are planning and implementing a variety of climate change policies and GHG reduction goals at the national and sub-national levels. As they do so, they are facing new pressures to account for GHG reductions achieved through individual mitigation actions and policies and to track progress toward GHG reduction goals. 

Announcement  |   07.16.2012  |   Stacy Kotorac

The First Indian Life Cycle Assessment and Management Conference in New Delhi, India focuses on the application of lifecycle thinking and tools to guide governments, consumers and business towards sustainable approaches and life styles in India.

Blog post  |   06.27.2012  |   Christian.Aldridge@wri.org

During the informal sessions of the U.N.’s Rio+20 conference on sustainable development last week, Rio de Janeiro city officials and the World Bank jointly launched a very timely project: the Rio Low-Carbon City Program. 

Blog post  |   06.21.2012  |   Christian.Aldridge@wri.org

This past Sunday, WRI’s Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Protocol team conducted a session at the Rio+20 event, “The Green Economy: Driving Business Value and Competitiveness.” The session included great dialogue between business leaders, policy makers, and WRI experts, and featured one very significant declaration: The British Ambassador to Brazil, Alan Charlton.

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