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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.

Launch of GHG Calculation Tool for Chinese Power Plants

In partnership with China Electricity Council (CEC), WRI developed a greenhouse gas (GHG) calculation tool for Chinese coal-fired power plants. Coal-fired power plants are responsible for over 45% of total fuel-combustion CO2 emissions in China.

Invitation to Comment: Proposed Addition of Gases Reported with GHG Protocol Standards

Open comment period on proposed change to GHG Protocol standards

GHG accounting is not a static field and the GHG Protocol is constantly reviewing its publications to ensure they properly reflect the science on climate change and continue to define best practices for GHG accounting and management.

Currently Available GHG Protocol Training Courses

The GHG Protocol has developed five training courses based on its standards. These courses are scheduled regularly and can be customized for a variety of different audiences. Questions and inquiries on training offerings should be emailed to Joe Winslow at jwinslow@wri.org.

Course Overview

Corporate Standard

Product Standard Online Course Development

As part of the Greenhouse Gas Protocol Value Chain Initiative, the World Resources Institute (WRI) is seeking qualified assistance to build on the GHG Protocol Product Life Cycle Accounting and Reporting Standard to develop an on-line course to train potential users of the Standard.

RELEASE: International Partners Release Pilot Global Protocol for Community-Scale Greenhouse Gas Emissions

C40, ICLEI, WRI and partners achieve a significant milestone towards establishing a single standard for measuring emissions for cities

City and Community GHG Accounting

Cities have become widely recognized as major contributors to global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Fifty-four percent of the world’s population, approximately 3.9 billion people, reside in urban areas.

RELEASE: New Greenhouse Gas Standards Unveiled for Corporate Value Chain and Products in India

NEW DELHI (MARCH 15, 2012) – The Greenhouse Gas Protocol launched two new standards today in New Delhi, India, to empower businesses to better measure, manage, and report their greenhouse gas emissions. Developed by the World Resources Institute (WRI) and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), the Corporate Value Chain (Scope 3) and Product Life Cycle Standards enable companies to save money, reduce risks, and gain competitive advantages.

Blog: Greenhouse Gas Protocol Launches in India

The use of standards to account for corporate greenhouse gases is increasingly common in developed countries – but it is emerging in developing countries as well. In India, companies’ focus on value chain inventories and life cycle thinking is in nascent stages.