Guidance

The GHG Protocol creates standards and tools that are applicable to any organization, company, and sector.

In response to user needs, the GHG Protocol also develops additional guidance to provide clarity on how specific sectors can apply GHG Protocol standards.

We also publishes working papers with sector-specific recommendations for GHG accounting. 

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Corporate Standard Training Webinar
The Corporate Standard Training Webinar is a perfect entry-point for corporate greenhouse gas accounting.

Guidances

Scope 2 Guidance
The Scope 2 Guidance standardizes how corporations measure emissions from purchased or acquired electricity, steam, heat, and cooling (called “scope 2 emissions”).
Best for: Companies and Organizations
Online learning product:
Scope 2 Guidance Training Webinar
Scope 3 Calculation Guidance
Building on the Scope 3 Standard, GHG Protocol has now released a companion guide that makes it easier than ever for businesses to complete their scope 3 inventories. 
Best for: Companies and Organizations
Online learning product:
Scope 3 Standard Online Course
Agriculture Guidance
The GHG Protocol Agricultural Guidance is first ever global guidance to measure GHG emissions for the agriculture sector. It covers all agricultural subsectors, including livestock, crop production, and land use change.
Best for: Companies and Organizations
Public Sector Protocol
The GHG Protocol has developed accounting guidance that interprets the principles from the Corporate Standard for the unique structures and needs of U.S. government operations at the federal, state and local level.
Best for: Countries and Cities
Portfolio Carbon Initiative
The Portfolio Carbon Intiative is an NGO partnership provides guidance for asset owners and banks to properly assess climate performance from investing and lending activities.
Best for: Financial Institutions
Potential Emissions from Fossil Fuels
The first-ever comprehensive global guidance for measuring and reporting the potential greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from the fossil fuel reserves held by oil, coal and gas companies. 
Best for: Fossil Fuel Companies