Mark Didden joined WBCSD in October to take the lead in the GHG Protocol Working Group. Mark previously worked for five year at Philips in the Netherlands as a business analyst in their Corporate Sustainability Office – the department responsible for Philips global sustainability strategy. He has worked across a wide range of sustainability topics, including the implementation and management of Philips’ carbon footprint reporting process. Mark holds a master’s degree in Industrial Engineering and Management Science.
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.
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.
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.
WRI is continuing to develop two new standards for mitigation accounting through a global, multi-stakeholder process: the GHG Protocol Policies and Actions Standard and the GHG Protocol Mitigation Goals Standard. The new standards will help countries and sub-national jurisdictions measure GHG reductions achieved through policies and actions and track progress toward national and sub-national GHG reduction goals.
By Andrew Steer - Nov 2, 2012
This post originally appeared on Bloomberg.com.
The GHG Protocol will be hosting an online training course on the Corporate Value Chain (Scope 3) Standard.
Dates: The webinar will take place January 8th, 9th, & 10st from 10:00 am to 1:30 pm EST (corresponding local times for some cities in additional time zones are given in the table below). Each day will have an interactive format including case studies and exercises.
Registration is now closed
The GHG Protocol will be hosting an online training course on the basics of the Corporate Standard, the most widely used standard for companies and organizations to measure and manage their GHG emissions. All GHG Protocol Corporate Standard Webinar Course attendees will receive a certificate of course completion after actively participating in all course sessions. The learning objectives for the course are available here.
The GHG Protocol will be hosting an online training course on the Corporate Standard, the most widely used standard for companies and organizations to measure and manage their GHG emissions. All GHG Protocol Corporate Standard Webinar Course attendees will receive a certificate of course completion after actively participating in all course sessions. The learning objectives for the course are available here.