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The Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Protocol, developed by World Resources Institute (WRI) and World Business Council on Sustainable Development (WBCSD), sets the global standard for how to measure, manage, and report greenhouse gas emissions.

Hundreds of companies and organizations around the world are using GHG Protocol standards and tools to manage their emissions and become more efficient, resilient, and prosperous organizations.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: New Guidance Will Help Financial Institutions Measure Emissions from Lending and Investment Portfolios

GENEVA, WASHINGTON (October 29, 2013) – Many financial institutionsmeasure and report their own greenhouse gas emissions, but the real impact is in their value chains. In 2013, only six percent of financial companies in the FTSE Global 500 reported any emissions associated with lending and investment portfolios to CDP. To address this gap, the Greenhouse Gas Protocol (GHG Protocol) and the United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI) have begun developing guidance to help financial intermediaries assess the emissions from their lending and investments portfolios.

RELEASE: Launch of the First Greenhouse Gas Accounting Tool for Chinese Cities

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Wee Kean Fong, Project Manager, GHG Protocol City Project wfong@wri.org
Xiaoqian Jiang, Research Analyst, GHG Protocol City Project, xqjiang@wri.org

Scope 2 Accounting

The Scope 2 Accounting Guidance is entering its final stage of development. The document will clarify how to account for and report GHG emissions from electricity purchase and use. It will also address the role of utility emission factors, power purchase agreements (PPAs), and tracking instruments such as renewable energy certificates (RECs) and Guarantees of Origin (GOs). A final public comment period for the Guidance will begin in September 2013 with final publication scheduled for January 2014. During the comment period, the GHG Protocol will discuss the drafts in webinars and seek written comments.

CAIT 2.0 Provides Ready Access To GHG Emissions Data

On July 10, WRI launched the Beta version of its new Climate Analysis Indicators Tool, or CAIT 2.0. The free online portal provides data on GHG emissions from 186 countries and all 50 U.S. states, as well as other climate-relevant data, and allows users to readily view, sort, visualize, and download data sets for comparative analysis. By providing comprehensive emissions data in an easy-to-use tool, users from government, business, academia, the media, and civil society can effectively explore, understand, and communicate climate change issues.

CAIT 2.0 – WRI’s Climate Data Explorer (Beta)

India GHG Program Launch

On July 22, 2013, WRI India, The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) and Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) launched the India GHG Program, a voluntary initiative to standardize measurement and management of GHG emissions in India. In addition to representatives from over 20 founding member companies, the event was attended by key corporate, environmental, and government leaders including Bureau of Energy Efficiency, Shakti Foundation, USAID, and CDP.

RELEASE: India GHG Program Launches with More Than 20 Leading Companies

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Vivek P. Adhia, Senior Associate, WRI India, +91 9820290980, vivek.adhia@wri-india.org
Ms Zainab Naeem, Communications Research Associate, TERI, +91- 8800286575, zainab.naeem@teri.res.in
Samuel Sunder Singh, Executive Officer, CII Godrej GBC, +91 9866661680, Samuel.Sunder@cii.in

ADVISORY: India GHG Program Launches with More Than 20 Leading Companies

NEW DELHI—On Monday, July 22, the World Resources Institute (WRI), the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) will launch a ‘center for excellence’ on GHG accounting in India – the India GHG Program –to enhance focus on business opportunities, risks and profitability levers.

Event Recap: GHG Protocol Brazil Seminar

May 23, 2013

On May 23, in São Paulo, WRI, ICLEI, C40, USP-IEE, and EMBARQ Brazil jointly brought together more than 200 Brazilian city officials and experts to discuss how to use the Global Protocol for Community-Scale Greenhouse Gas Emissions (GPC) to measure and manage greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from cities. Representatives from Brazil’s federal and state governments, as well as city-level governments including São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Belo Horizonte, and Piracicaba, shared their experiences in conducting GHG inventories and implementing local climate actions.

Accounting Amendment: NF3 now required in GHG inventories

The GHG Protocol has released an accounting amendment that requires NF3 to be included in GHG inventories under the Corporate Standard, Value Chain (Scope 3) Standard, and Product Standard.

How does this update affect my organization?
NF3 is used in a relatively small number of industrial processes. It is primarily produced in the manufacture of semiconductors and LCD (Liquid Crystal Display) panels, and certain types of solar panels and chemical lasers. To the extent that these processes occur in your company’s direct operations or value chain, they may need to be reflected in future inventories to ensure conformance with GHG Protocol standards.

Inventários de Emissões de Gases de Efeito Estufa para Cidades - GPC

O programa GHG Protocol do World Resources Institute – WRI pretende contribuir com o esforço coletivo mundial em busca de uma economia resiliente e do equilíbrio climático do planeta. Para isso, desenvolve ferramentas de apoio à contabilização e reporte de emissões de GEE, como o GHG Protocol para empresas, reconhecido e adotado mundialmente.

As cidades brasileiras estão se interessando cada vez mais pelas emissões de GEE geradas em seus territórios. Muitas desenvolveram inventários e estabeleceram planos de ação climáticos e legislação específica. Os métodos padronizados para delimitar, calcular e reportar essas emissões são fundamentais para avaliar o desempenho das cidades ao longo do tempo e desenvolver planos de ação para uma economia de baixo carbono.

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