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Blog post  |   03.11.2019  |   matt.herbert@wri.org

Cold-water laundry detergents, fuel-saving tires, energy-efficient ball bearings, emissions-saving data centers. Corporations are increasingly claiming that their goods and services reduce emissions. But there is a big problem: These avoided emissions claims are often unverifiable or inaccurate.

Announcement  |   01.07.2019  |   yelena

Join us March 20-22 in Baltimore to connect with the nation’s thought leaders and decision-makers at the 8th annual Climate Leadership Conference. WRI is co-hosting Scaling Collective Action: Best Practices for Setting and Achieving SBTs in the Value Chain workshop on Wednesday, March 20th from 9:00 – 10:30 am.

Announcement  |   12.21.2018  |   yelena

World Resources Institute (WRI) seeks qualified assistance to develop a user-friendly tool to track implementation and effects of climate actions. Interested vendors should be prepared to submit a full proposal by January 25th, 2019, with aim to deliver the full tool by June 2019. 

Blog post  |   05.25.2018  |   yelena

Banks are connected to every part of the economy through their investing and lending activities. That means they play a crucial role in financing the transition to a low-carbon economy. The financial sector is increasingly aware of the need to shift capital flows away from companies and activities that contribute to the climate problem and into climate solutions.

Announcement  |   10.26.2017  |   yelena

Designed for policymakers and practitioners developing economy-wide or sector-specific GHG reporting programs, the course Designing MRV Systems for Entity-Level Greenhouse Gas Emissions is now accepting enrolees for a facilitated online course, to take place Nov. 13 - Dec. 4, 2017.

Press Release  |   10.19.2017  |   yelena

A new program to help advance local climate initiatives in cities worldwide was launched today. The City Climate Planner program is being led by the Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI) and was created by The World Bank Group along with C40 Cities, ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability, and World Resources Institute through funding provided by the Korea Green Growth Trust Fund.

In the News  |   08.18.2017  |   yelenaa

With cities developing at a whirlwind pace, it's more urgent than ever to track the GHG emissions they are pumping into the atmosphere. In the August 2017 issue of TerraGreen, Aditi Phansalkar explores how frameworks including the Global Protocol for Community-Scale Greenhouse Gas Emission Inventories (GPC) are helping meet that challenge.

In the News  |   03.17.2017  |   yelena

The City of Boulder achieved a 5.2 percent reduction in community greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in 2015 as compared to a 2005 baseline, according to an analysis of the most recently available data. This progress occurred during a time of economic and population growth in the city, magnifying the reductions even more.

Announcement  |   03.12.2017  |   Christian.Aldridge@wri.org

Join us March 1-3 in Chicago to connect with the nation’s leaders on climate at the sixth annual Climate Leadership Conference (CLC). The CLC convenes around U.S. EPA’s prestigious Climate Leadership Awards, and brings climate, energy and sustainability professionals together to address climate change through policy, innovation and business solutions. WRI will host a workshop "Best Practices for Setting and Achieving Science-Based Targets" on Wednesday, March 1st, 2017 from 10:00am – 12:30pm.

In the News  |   12.15.2016  |   Christian.Aldridge@wri.org

A panel of economic experts unveil a set of recommendations to protect investors from a head-in-the-sand approach to global warming's inevitable impacts. That is the recommendation of a blue-ribbon panel convened by the economically powerful Group of 20.

Blog post  |   12.14.2016  |   yelena

Fossil fuel companies hold vast oil, gas and coal reserves that help determine their market value. These reserves are also the basis to understanding the potential climate risks of burning these fuels. Yet not a single fossil fuel company in the world discloses potential emissions from their reserves – and that is a big problem.

In the News  |   11.25.2016  |   Christian.Aldridge@wri.org

With the Paris Agreement having come into force this year, 12 months after it was agreed, it is more important than ever for businesses to understand, report on, and reduce their carbon emissions.

Blog post  |   10.05.2016  |   yelena

Chengdu Development and Reform Commission developed its first greenhouse gas inventory in 2015 (based on 2010 data). This inventory revealed valuable insights about the sources of the city’s emissions. 

Blog post  |   06.23.2016  |   yelena

This week, the Smart Freight Center released the GLEC Framework, a guide for shippers, carriers and logistics service providers on how to report emissions from logistics operations. It is meant to be used in conjunction with the Corporate Standard, and it has earned the “Built on GHG Protocol” mark for its compliance with GHG Protocol’s requirements.

Blog post  |   06.08.2016  |   yelena

More than half the world’s people live in cities, and cities are responsible for more than 70 percent of all energy-related carbon dioxide emissions on Earth. These dramatic statistics mean cities have a critical role to play in addressing climate change.

Press Release  |   01.20.2015  |   Christian.Aldridge@wri.org

Today the World Resources Institute unveiled new guidance for companies to measure greenhouse gas emissions from purchased electricity. The first major update to the GHG Protocol Corporate Accounting and Reporting Standard responds to the rapid growth of renewable energy and other major shifts in the electricity market.

Blog post  |   01.07.2015  |   Christian.Aldridge@wri.org

The Greenhouse Gas Protocol and Quantis have joined forces to develop and launch the Scope 3 Evaluator - a free, web-based tool that allows users to make an initial, rough approximation of their full Scope 3 footprint, regardless of the size or type of organization. Read the full press release here.

In the News  |   12.14.2014  |   Christian.Aldridge@wri.org

Until now, there was no universal, comprehensive methodology for cities around the world to measure their emissions. One of the tool's creators explains its power in the fight against climate change.

In the News  |   12.09.2014  |   Christian.Aldridge@wri.org

A coalition of the world's biggest cities has launched an international tool that will for the first time allow many local authorities to measure their greenhouse gas emissions, providing them with a baseline...

In the News  |   12.09.2014  |   Christian.Aldridge@wri.org

Gujarat's 'solar city — Rajkot in Saurashtra — is being globally recognized as a case study for reducing carbon emissions. As per report by World Resources Institute (WRI), a US-based organization, presented at the UN Climate Change Conference in Peru, Rajkot will be able to reduce 14 per cent cent of its carbon dioxide emissions by 2016. 

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