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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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New Video: The business value of the GHG Protocol Product Life Cycle and Corporate Value Chain Standards

Last week’s Rio+20 conference failed to yield strong sustainability commitments from corporations. As Manish Bapna, interim president of the World Resources Institute (WRI) stated earlier this week, companies in Rio didn’t “grasp the fundamental recognition that the planet is on an unsustainable course and the window for action is closing.” The gap between where we need to get to avoid climate change’s worst effects and the actions companies are willing to take to get us there have never been further apart.

United Kingdom National Health Service releases draft guidance document for pharmaceutical products and medical devices

The United Kingdom National Health Service’s draft guidance document for pharmaceutical products and medical devices has been released for public comment. This document was developed following the methodology of the GHG Protocol Product Life Cycle Accounting and Reporting Standard. Webinars to discuss the sector guidance document and provide input will be held on June 26th and 27th.

RELEASE: Project Launches to Measure and Manage GHG Emissions for Agriculture in Brazil

For Immediate Release
Michael Oko, Tel. (in Rio) + 55 21 81 710258; moko@wri.org;
Juliana Nogueira (61) 3329 2330 , juliana.nogueira@fco.gov.uk

Brazilian Secretary for Climate Change, British Ambassador and WRI Interim President to announce project during Rio+20

Courage to Lead

Watch a short video to learn about WRI and the GHG Protocol

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.

Launch of GHG Calculation Tool for Chinese Power Plants

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.

Invitation to Comment: Proposed Addition of Gases Reported with GHG Protocol Standards

Open comment period on proposed change to GHG Protocol standards

GHG accounting is not a static field and the GHG Protocol is constantly reviewing its publications to ensure they properly reflect the science on climate change and continue to define best practices for GHG accounting and management. One area the GHG Protocol monitors is the best available scientific evidence regarding the importance of individual GHGs, as evaluated by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and as reflected in the guidelines of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) for national GHG emissions reporting.

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Currently Available GHG Protocol Training Courses

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 jwinslow@wri.org.

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Product Standard Online Course Development

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.