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WRI celebrated its 30th Anniversary on May 23, with the "Courage to Lead" dinner at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in New York City. At the dinner, WRI recognized the contributions of its special guest, philanthropist and Mayor Michael Bloomberg; and honored Stephen Ross, chairman, CEO and founder of Related Companies; and Jonathan Lash, president of Hampshire College and WRI's former president.
In partnership with China Electricity Council (CEC), WRI developed a greenhouse gas (GHG) calculation tool for Chinese coal-fired power plants. Coal-fired power plants are responsible for over 45% of total fuel-combustion CO2 emissions in China.
The GHG Protocol has developed five training courses based on its standards. These courses are scheduled regularly and can be customized for a variety of different audiences. Questions and inquiries on training offerings should be emailed to Joe Winslow at firstname.lastname@example.org.
As part of the Greenhouse Gas Protocol Value Chain Initiative, the World Resources Institute (WRI) is seeking qualified assistance to build on the GHG Protocol Product Life Cycle Accounting and Reporting Standard to develop an on-line course to train potential users of the Standard.
Cities have become widely recognized as major contributors to global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Fifty-four percent of the world’s population, approximately 3.9 billion people, reside in urban areas. The 2008 World Energy Outlook estimated that cities accounted for over 70% of global carbon dioxide emissions from energy consumptions. To address growing urban GHG emissions it is necessary to understand each city’s emission patterns and identify the major sources of emissions as well as reduction opportunities from both direct and indirect sources.
The use of standards to account for corporate greenhouse gases is increasingly common in developed countries – but it is emerging in developing countries as well. In India, companies’ focus on value chain inventories and life cycle thinking is in nascent stages. That’s why the Greenhouse Gas Protocol, a collaboration of the World Resources Institute and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development is partnering with The Energy Resources Institute (TERI) in launching its two new tools, the Product Life Cycle and Corporate Value Chain (Scope 3) Accounting and Reporting Standards, in New Delhi next week.
The GHG Protocol Product Life Cycle Accounting and Reporting Standard will be used by CIRAIG and the Government of Quebec in the first stage of their carbon footprint certification initiative. The pilot project will last one year and look to advance the consistency of environmental labeling programs.