Issue 23

Dear Friends and Colleagues of the GHG Protocol,

The GHG Protocol’s website and newsletter have taken on a completely new look! We’ve upgraded our website and enhanced its appearance and functionality to improve your experience. We hope you keep reading about all of the exciting updates the GHG Protocol teams have achieved over the last quarter. As always, we welcome any feedback you may have.

Best regards,

The WRI and WBCSD GHG Protocol Team

Top Stories

GHG Management Institute Launched

WRI’s GHG Protocol Team is teaching “the new carbon math” – carbon accounting for GHG measurement and management – by developing e-learning curriculum based on GHG Protocol standards and tools. Under the ‘GHG Management Institute (www.ghginstitute.org),’ WRI will develop a series of online courses in partnership with Earth Council Geneva (ECG), the GHG Experts Network (GEN), and ClimateCheck. The institute aims to provide professional training on how to measure and manage GHG emissions.

China Program Gains Significant Momentum

Operating under the theme, “Energy Conservation is GHG Emissions Reduction” (jie neng shi jian pai), the WRI-WBCSD-CBCSD China Energy Conservation and GHG Management Program saw significant progress since its launch in June.

WRI Hosts Workshop on Energy Savings and CO2 Reductions in the Chinese Cement Industry

As cement production is responsible for five percent of global carbon dioxide emissions, it is considered a key target for climate change mitigation. China alone accounts for 45 percent of global cement manufacture and consumption.

Profiles

David Rich

David Rich joined the GHG Protocol team in September as a Research Analyst. His focus is on the development of greenhouse gas emissions registries, including greenhouse gas accounting and reporting standards and emissions quantification methodologies.

His prior experience includes providing technical support during the development of the Climate Registry and developing state and regional greenhouse gas emissions inventories. He holds a Masters degree in Energy and Environmental Analysis from Boston University and a Bachelors degree in Economics and Political Science from the University of California at Berkeley.

Stephen Russell

Stephen Russell has been working with the GHG Protocol team since July and recently joined the team as a Research Analyst. His focus is on redeveloping the GHG Protocol calculation tools to ensure that their content remains state-of-the-art and their functionality meets the reporting needs of businesses. His expertise includes statistical modeling and software programming.

Prior to joining WRI, Stephen conducted environmental research as a Post-doctoral Fellow with the Max-Planck Research Society in Germany. He holds a Ph.D. and B.S. in Environmental Biology from the Universities of St. Andrews and York (U.K.), respectively. He has published multiple papers in international, peer-reviewed journals.