The Greenhouse Gas Protocol is looking for financial support to develop an online training course for both practitioners and trainers on the Corporate Standard. This will be a part of the Training and Capacity Building Initiative’s global, multi-year effort to scale-up the capacity of companies, governments and other organizations in developing countries to measure and manage greenhouse gas emissions. The Protocol seeks to develop an effective on-line course based on the Corporate Standard training materials that are already available but with additional web-based learning features.
The Greenhouse Gas Management Institute and the Environmental Careers Organization of Canada (ECO Canada) have announced a groundbreaking global personnel certification program for “carbon management” professionals. The Environmental Professional Certification on Greenhouse Gases – EP (GHG) – is the world’s first and only professional greenhouse gas-related certification accredited to ISO 17024.
Greenhouse Gas Protocol Initiative
Latin American and Caribbean Regional
Training: How to Establish a National Program for Companies to Report GHG Emissions
August 29 – September 2, 2011
The Sustainability Consortium members, comprised of leading global retailers, manufacturers and consumer packaged goods (CPG) companies, have voted to adopt the Greenhouse Gas Protocol Product Accounting and Reporting Standard (GHG Protocol Product Standard) that was developed through a global multi-stakeholder process by the World Resources Institute (WRI) and World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD).
On July 8, 2011, through USAID’s Partnership for Climate Action (PCA), GHG Protocol held a training and pilot-testing workshop in the Guangdong Province of China on its new “Energy-GHG Conversion Tool”.
Fifteen participants from five companies representing the power, semiconductor, glass manufacturing, paper, and textile industries attended.
Major International Hotel Companies Demonstrate Leadership through New Initiative to Standardize the Industry’s Carbon Measures
The International Tourism Partnership (ITP) and the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) are collaborating on a groundbreaking initiative to unite hotel industry efforts to calculate and communicate carbon impact by agreeing on a standardized methodology and metrics informed by the GHG Protocol standards. For the first time, leaders within the hotel industry are collaborating to reach a consensus on a single methodology for calculating carbon footprints and consistent metrics for communicating emissions.
On May 5, 2011, USAID’s US-China Partnership for Climate Action program partners, the Institute for Sustainable Communities (ISC) and the World Resource Institute (WRI), signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Municipality Government of Xiaolan to launch the Xiaolan Low Carbon Initiative. Xiaolan is a medium-sized town located in Guangdong Province, southern China, and is one of China’s major industrial regions.
GHG Protocol has now partnered with AMEE – a leading provider of environmental data software solutions – to conduct the Quality Assurance testing of the cross-sector calculation tools. This testing will be performed whenever these tools have been updated with new methods or emission factors and it will help ensure the tools continue to function as a basic and reliable resource for emissions calculations.
Outreach and Capacity Building
GHG Protocol is working on designing two new training courses.
WRI is considering developing new guidance to help government agencies, civil society organizations, and others address the question, “What effect are policies expected to have on GHG emissions?”
New guidance would be voluntary, policy-neutral, and provide methods or case studies on quantifying GHG reductions from mitigation actions and policies.