Issue 20

Dear Friends and Colleagues of the GHG Protocol,

The GHG Protocol Quarterly Newsletter has taken on a new look! We hope that this new format of presenting our updates will be more visually pleasing and exciting for our readers. We welcome any feedback and suggestions that you may have.

Warm regards,

The WRI and WBCSD GHG Protocol Team

Top Stories

Revised Aluminum Tool Now Available

The International Aluminum Institute (IAI), in association with WBCSD and WRI, announced on Oct. 23 an updated set of tools for calculating GHG emissions from primary aluminum production.

WRI Team Travels to Nairobi to Launch LULUCF Guide to Project Accounting

On Nov. 7, Florence Daviet and Suzie Greenhalgh of WRI will travel to Nairobi, Kenya to present the “Land use, Land-use change and Forestry Guidance for GHG Project Accounting” (LULUCF) at the Climate Change Conference of Parties (COP-12).

Program Officially Transitions from Pilot Phase to Headquarters at SEMARNAT

The Mexico GHG Program officially transitioned from a pilot project to a permanent program on October 2, marking a significant milestone for the program partners and 30 participating businesses. The transition was ushered in through a signing of a permanent-status Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), which replaced the pilot-phase MOU that was set to expire in November.

Profiles

Angel Hsu

WRI is pleased to welcome Angel Hsu to the position of Research Assistant on the GHG Protocol. Angel recently completed a Master’s degree in Environmental Policy at the University of Cambridge, where she concentrated on international environmental law , economics, and policy in relation to the global climate regime.

Prior to her British adventure, Angel found herself knee-deep in the swamps of Costa Rican and Ecuadorian rainforests, snorkeling in the Jamaican coral reefs, and researching in China as a Biology and Political Science double major at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, N.C. When she’s not working or traveling, Angel enjoys rowing, eating exotic foods, cooking, and writing.