At the end of each fiscal year, WRI designates ten outcomes across projects and programs as the ‘Top Ten Outcomes’ for a particular year. This year, the GHG Protocol’s work with The Climate Registry and the Mexico GHG Program was recognized as two of these top outcomes. WRI defines an “outcome” as a change in the external world caused by an activity by WRI and its partners.
Recently, the GHG Protocol Initiative has received a significant number of inquiries which have led us to consider the need to develop a new suite of international standards or guidelines related to life cycle/supply chain emissions accounting for products and/or organizations.
Tools in Progress:
- Natural Gas Transmission and Distribution Tool: A draft of the Natural Gas Transmission and Distribution tool will be going out for review at the beginning of November. WRI has been working with the California Climate Action Registry to develop the tool. Please contact Florence Daviet at firstname.lastname@example.org, if you are interested in reviewing the tool.
- Iron and Steel Tool: WRI has a received comments back on the Iron and Steel discussion paper, and plans to develop a first draft of the tool for review in the next couple of months.
The Climate Registry
The Climate Registry, the new North American greenhouse gas emissions registry founded on the GHG Protocol Corporate Accounting and Reporting Standard, now has participation from 40 U.S. states, one Mexican state, and all of Canada’s provinces.
Since the GHG Protocol first announced plans in February to upgrade the suite of 16 calculation tools available free of charge to the public, significant research has been conducted to determine how best to update the tools with the most recent information and how to make the format of the tools more user friendly.
The GHG Protocol Initiative has also consistently received feedback regarding the need for an improved, more user-friendly interface for the tools, such as integrated desktop software or web applications that combine all of the tools and eliminate the need for duplicate entry of
WRI’s GHG Protocol Team is teaching “the new carbon math” – carbon accounting for GHG measurement and management – by developing e-learning curriculum based on GHG Protocol standards and tools. Under the ‘GHG Management Institute (www.ghginstitute.org),’ WRI will develop a series of online courses in partnership with Earth Council Geneva (ECG), the GHG Experts Network (GEN), and ClimateCheck. The institute aims to provide professional training on how to measure and manage GHG emissions.
Update your bookmarks - the GHG Protocol Initiative’s website will be undergoing a massive facelift this summer.
The China Business Council for Sustainable Development, in conjunction with WBCSD and WRI, hosted an informational workshop, “Corporate Energy Conservation and GHG Management,” on June 1 in Beijing at the Kempinski Hotel.
Approximately 100 representatives from CBCSD’s member companies, government agencies, and NGOs attended the workshop.