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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.

GHG Protocol Product Life Cycle Accounting and Reporting Standard ICT Sector Guidance

The Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Protocol ICT Sector Guidance was set up to provide specific guidance on the GHG Protocol Product Life Cycle Accounting and Reporting Standard (the Product Standard). The objective is to provide a consistent approach for assessing the life cycle GHG impacts of ICT products. The ICT Sector Guidance is jointly convened through the World Resources Institute (WRI), the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), the Carbon Trust and the Global e-Sustainability Initiative (GeSI).

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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.

Participant passcode:

GHGP

Global conference call numbers:

ARGENTINA

0800-777-0476

AUSTRALIA

ADELAIDE:

61-8-8121-4874

1-800-204-161

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

WHAT:
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)

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