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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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WRI Launches GHG Protocol Mitigation Accounting Initiative

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.

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September 2012 Webinar Training: GHG Protocol Corporate Standard

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.

Blogs, July 2012

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.

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Upcoming Webinar Trainings on the Corporate Standard

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.

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New Video: The business value of the GHG Protocol Product Life Cycle and Corporate Value Chain Standards

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.

United Kingdom National Health Service releases draft guidance document for pharmaceutical products and medical devices

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.

RELEASE: Project Launches to Measure and Manage GHG Emissions for Agriculture in Brazil

For Immediate Release
Michael Oko, Tel. (in Rio) + 55 21 81 710258; moko@wri.org;
Juliana Nogueira (61) 3329 2330 , juliana.nogueira@fco.gov.uk

Brazilian Secretary for Climate Change, British Ambassador and WRI Interim President to announce project during Rio+20

Courage to Lead

Watch a short video to learn about WRI and the GHG Protocol

WRI celebrated its 30th Anniversary on May 23, with the "Courage to Lead" dinner at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in New York City. At the dinner, WRI recognized the contributions of its special guest, philanthropist and Mayor Michael Bloomberg; and honored Stephen Ross, chairman, CEO and founder of Related Companies; and Jonathan Lash, president of Hampshire College and WRI's former president.