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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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Launch of the GHG Protocol Product Life Cycle and Corporate Value Chain Standards

On October 4th the GHG Protocol launched the new Product Life Cycle and Corporate Value Chain Standards with events in New York City and London. The global press launch of the Standards in New York City occurred in conjunction with WRI’s Corporate Consultative Group (CCG) fall meeting. CCG is a group of 150-200 representatives of large corporations, mainly sustainability managers, who are coming to engage with WRI experts – and with each other – to access environmental intelligence in order to protect and grow shareholder value and steer business to better protect the environment.

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Preliminary Agenda and Schedule Announced for 2012 Climate Leadership Conference

With the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as the headline sponsor, the first annual Climate Leadership Conference will be held from February 29-March 1, 2012 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The conference will bring together leaders from business, government and academic institutions, and the non-profit community interested in exchanging ideas and information on how to address climate change while simultaneously running their operations more competitively and sustainably.

PRESS RELEASE: New Greenhouse Gas Standards Unveiled in China for Corporate Value Chain and Product Emissions

November 15, 2011

The Greenhouse Gas Protocol launched two new standards today that will empower businesses to better measure, manage, and report their greenhouse gas emissions. Developed by the World Resources Institute (WRI) and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), the Corporate Value Chain (Scope 3) and Product Life Cycle Standards will enable companies to save money, reduce risks, and gain competitive advantage.

It is the first time the two organizations have officially released GHG Protocol standards in China.

Watch the Brand New GHG Protocol Animation Video

GHG Protocol is proud to premiere its brand new animation video. The video tells the story of the two new standards through compelling animation.

Also notice the integration of GHG Protocol's new branding throughout the feature.

First Training on the New Standards - October 28th

The first training on the new Product and Corporate Value Chain Standards will be held in Germany on October 28th following the 6th PCF World Forum. This one day training will be held free of charge however, due to space restrictions the training requires advanced registration. Registration is available here:http://www.pcf-world-forum.org/.

GHG Protocol: Looking Back on the Past Twelve Years

Today the GHG Protocol launches two new global greenhouse gas accounting standards - for corporate value chains (scope 3) and product life cycle emissions. Janet Ranganathan, WRI’s Vice-president for Science & Research, and Pankaj Bhatia, WRI’s Greenhouse Gas Protocol Director since 2004, describe the 12-year program’s critical role in business and government efforts to address climate impacts.

Q: What is the GHG Protocol(GHGP) and who uses it?

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Conference line information (New York): Launch of the Product Life Cycle and Corporate Value Chain (Scope 3) Standards

Date: October 4th, 2011
Time: 9am to 12.15pm U.S. Eastern Time

Please note, due to the number of lines and participants at the New York event this conference call will be listen-only.

A video recording of the event will be posted on the GHG Protocol website in the near future.

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Global Launch of the GHG Protocol Corporate Value Chain (Scope 3) and Product Lifecycle Standards in London

Global Launch of the GHG Protocol Corporate Value Chain (Scope 3) and Product Lifecycle Standards in London. (See the full agenda here: http://bit.ly/ghgpLOND)

Frank Appel, CEO, Deutsche Post DHL
Paul Simpson, CEO Carbon Disclosure Project
Monika Betz, Senior VP Environment, BASF
Helen Fleming, Director of Climate Change, Tesco
Gary Crawford, VP Sustainability, Veolia
Maureen Nowak, Head of Policy, Assessment & Tools, DEFRA
Bjorn Stigson, President, WBCSD
Janet Ranganathan, VP Science and Research, WRI