Companies have repeatedly called for consistent and credible guidelines on how to account for the GHG emissions from agriculture within their corporate- or farm-level inventories. The GHG Protocol has just released a first draft of the ‘Agricultural Protocol’, aimed at providing exactly those guidelines. The Agricultural Protocol is a supplement to the Corporate Standard and new Scope 3 Standard, outlining how both producers and their supply chain partners (processors, food brand manufacturers, and food retailers, etc.) can measure the GHG impact of agricultural production.
The GHG Protocol will be holding a one-day workshop in Washington, DC, on April 4th, 2012. The purpose of this workshop will be to share experiences in agricultural GHG accounting, review the current draft of the Agricultural Protocol, and help define international accounting best practices for agricultural sources. The workshop will provide an important opportunity to connect with companies, GHG reporting programs, government agencies, NGOs and others concerned with agricultural emissions. If you would like to register for or obtain more information on this event, please visit the webpage or contact Stephen Russell at firstname.lastname@example.org.