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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.

Hundreds of companies and organizations around the world are using GHG Protocol standards and tools to manage their emissions and become more efficient, resilient, and prosperous organizations.

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Financial Sector Guidance Technical Working Group Participation

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.

Members and organizations willing to participate in the process will benefit by:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: New Guidance Will Help Financial Institutions Measure Emissions from Lending and Investment Portfolios

GENEVA, WASHINGTON (October 29, 2013) – Many financial institutionsmeasure and report their own greenhouse gas emissions, but the real impact is in their value chains. In 2013, only six percent of financial companies in the FTSE Global 500 reported any emissions associated with lending and investment portfolios to CDP.

RELEASE: Launch of the First Greenhouse Gas Accounting Tool for Chinese Cities

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Contact
Wee Kean Fong, Project Manager, GHG Protocol City Project wfong@wri.org
Xiaoqian Jiang, Research Analyst, GHG Protocol City Project, xqjiang@wri.org

Scope 2 Accounting

The Scope 2 Accounting Guidance is entering its final stage of development. The document will clarify how to account for and report GHG emissions from electricity purchase and use. It will also address the role of utility emission factors, power purchase agreements (PPAs), and tracking instruments such as renewable energy certificates (RECs) and Guarantees of Origin (GOs). A final public comment period for the Guidance will begin in September 2013 with final publication scheduled for January 2014.

CAIT 2.0 Provides Ready Access To GHG Emissions Data

On July 10, WRI launched the Beta version of its new Climate Analysis Indicators Tool, or CAIT 2.0. The free online portal provides data on GHG emissions from 186 countries and all 50 U.S. states, as well as other climate-relevant data, and allows users to readily view, sort, visualize, and download data sets for comparative analysis.

Mitigation Goals and Policy and Action Standards Second Drafts Released for Pilot Testing

WRI has just released the second drafts of two new GHG Protocol standards: the Policy and Action Standard and the Mitigation Goals Standard. The new standards are designed to help countries and sub-national jurisdictions measure GHG reductions from policies and actions (e.g., NAMAs) and track progress toward national and sub-national GHG reduction goals.

India GHG Program Launch

On July 22, 2013, WRI India, The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) and Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) launched the India GHG Program, a voluntary initiative to standardize measurement and management of GHG emissions in India.

RELEASE: India GHG Program Launches with More Than 20 Leading Companies

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Contact
Vivek P. Adhia, Senior Associate, WRI India, +91 9820290980, vivek.adhia@wri-india.org
Ms Zainab Naeem, Communications Research Associate, TERI, +91- 8800286575, zainab.naeem@teri.res.in
Samuel Sunder Singh, Executive Officer, CII Godrej GBC, +91 9866661680, Samuel.Sunder@cii.in

ADVISORY: India GHG Program Launches with More Than 20 Leading Companies

NEW DELHI—On Monday, July 22, the World Resources Institute (WRI), the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) will launch a ‘center for excellence’ on GHG accounting in India – the India GHG Program –to enhance focus on business opportunities, risks and profitability levers.

Event Recap: GHG Protocol Brazil Seminar

May 23, 2013

On May 23, in São Paulo, WRI, ICLEI, C40, USP-IEE, and EMBARQ Brazil jointly brought together more than 200 Brazilian city officials and experts to discuss how to use the Global Protocol for Community-Scale Greenhouse Gas Emissions (GPC) to measure and manage greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from cities. Representatives from Brazil’s federal and state governments, as well as city-level governments including São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Belo Horizonte, and Piracicaba, shared their experiences in conducting GHG inventories and implementing local climate actions.

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