GHG Protocol recently released a new video: The Business Value of the GHG Protocol Product Life Cycle and Corporate Value Chain Standards. In the film, executives from companies such as PepsiCo, BASF, and Tesco discuss the important role the standards play in revealing new opportunities for GHG reductions. GHG Protocol’s new standards also help businesses identify innovative solutions, collaborate with suppliers and customers, and focus a company’s efforts in the right places to efficiently reduce emissions and drive business value. The video is available here:
Many countries are planning and implementing a variety of climate change policies and GHG reduction goals at the national and sub-national levels. As they do so, they are facing new pressures to account for GHG reductions achieved through individual mitigation actions and policies and to track progress toward GHG reduction goals. However, no international guidelines currently exist for these types of GHG accounting.
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.
Over the past few months, the GHG Protocol team has been actively writing blogs about exciting new developments in the different project areas. All of the blogs are available at WRI Insights as well as on the GHG Protocol website. This is a great opportunity to get more frequent updates about exciting work that is underway as well as find out new ways to engage in the projects.
The GHG Protocol will be hosting 2 separate webinar trainings on the Corporate Standard. The first complete training will be held on July 24, 25, and 26 from 9 am – 12 pm EST, and the registration fee will be US $300. More information on the training and payment can be found here.
Last week’s Rio+20 conference failed to yield strong sustainability commitments from corporations. As Manish Bapna, interim president of the World Resources Institute (WRI) stated earlier this week, companies in Rio didn’t “grasp the fundamental recognition that the planet is on an unsustainable course and the window for action is closing.” The gap between where we need to get to avoid climate change’s worst effects and the actions companies are willing to take to get us there have never been further apart.
The United Kingdom National Health Service’s draft guidance document for pharmaceutical products and medical devices has been released for public comment. This document was developed following the methodology of the GHG Protocol Product Life Cycle Accounting and Reporting Standard. Webinars to discuss the sector guidance document and provide input will be held on June 26th and 27th.
Submitted by: Mary Sotos and Alex Kovac
July 23, 2014
After a successful nine-month pilot test from May 2013 to January 2014, the Global Protocol for Community-Scale Greenhouse Gas Emission Inventories (GPC) has been revised and is now available for public comment until August 18th. The authors particularly welcome review by city officials, practitioners, and technical experts in the fields of energy, transportation, waste management, agriculture and forestry.