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.
The GHG Protocol Product Life Cycle Accounting and Reporting Standard will be used by CIRAIG and the Government of Quebec in the first stage of their carbon footprint certification initiative. The pilot project will last one year and look to advance the consistency of environmental labeling programs.
Following the launch of the Product Life Cycle and Corporate Value Chain Accounting and Reporting Standards in New York City, London, Beijing, and Tokyo, the GHG Protocol will be launching the standards in India on March 15, 2012. The event will be hosted by the World Resources Institute (WRI), World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), and The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI). The launch event will take place in the morning and be followed by training workshops on the new standards in the afternoon.
WRI and ABPS (India) are holding a workshop in India on tracking greenhouse gas performance of mitigation actions and mitigation goals. The workshop will take place on March 7, 2012, in Delhi.
The GHG Protocol has historically provided Excel-based calculation tools on our website for any organization to download and use free of charge. These tools use widely-accepted emission factors for both cross-sector and sector-specific emission sources in corporate GHG inventories. Since the initial development of these tools, the GHG calculation field has experienced exponential growth: software programs and applications for companies have proliferated, and more databases and information sources have become available for a variety of calculation needs in more geographic areas.
Companies have repeatedly called for consistent and credible guidelines on how to account for the GHG emissions from agriculture within their corporate- or farm-level inventories. The GHG Protocol has just released a first draft of the ‘Agricultural Protocol’, aimed at providing exactly those guidelines. The Agricultural Protocol is a supplement to the Corporate Standard and new Scope 3 Standard, outlining how both producers and their supply chain partners (processors, food brand manufacturers, and food retailers, etc.) can measure the GHG impact of agricultural production.
GHG Protocol Asia Regional Training: How to Establish a National Program for Companies to Report GHG Emissions
The World Resources Institute’s Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Protocol will be holding an Asia Regional Training on how to establish and implement nation- or regional-level corporate greenhouse gas emissions reporting programs and trainings. Members of the GHG Protocol Program will be presenting their experiences, sharing lessons learned, and providing training to workshop participants.
The GHG Protocol periodically assesses the need for GHG accounting guidance within different business sectors and organizational types. We are currently scoping the GHG accounting needs associated with film and television production activities internationally, and are seeking stakeholders expert in this field to help illuminate the issues relating to GHG emission sources and accounting questions. Some of these potential issues include:
Register now to learn about and contribute to the next generation of standards for managing the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from agriculture. The GHG Protocol cordially invites you to a one-day workshop to help develop international best practices for including agricultural emissions in corporate and supply chain inventories.
On October 4th the GHG Protocol launched the new Product Life Cycle and Corporate Value Chain Standards with events in New York City and London. The global press launch of the Standards in New York City occurred in conjunction with WRI’s Corporate Consultative Group (CCG) fall meeting. CCG is a group of 150-200 representatives of large corporations, mainly sustainability managers, who are coming to engage with WRI experts – and with each other – to access environmental intelligence in order to protect and grow shareholder value and steer business to better protect the environment.