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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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Coming Soon: Survey on GHG Protocol Calculation Tools

The GHG Protocol has historically provided Excel-based calculation tools on our website for any organization to download and use free of charge. These tools use widely-accepted emission factors for both cross-sector and sector-specific emission sources in corporate GHG inventories. Since the initial development of these tools, the GHG calculation field has experienced exponential growth: software programs and applications for companies have proliferated, and more databases and information sources have become available for a variety of calculation needs in more geographic areas.

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April 4th, 2012 – Agriculture workshop

Companies have repeatedly called for consistent and credible guidelines on how to account for the GHG emissions from agriculture within their corporate- or farm-level inventories. The GHG Protocol has just released a first draft of the ‘Agricultural Protocol’, aimed at providing exactly those guidelines. The Agricultural Protocol is a supplement to the Corporate Standard and new Scope 3 Standard, outlining how both producers and their supply chain partners (processors, food brand manufacturers, and food retailers, etc.) can measure the GHG impact of agricultural production.

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GHG Protocol Asia Regional Training: How to Establish a National Program for Companies to Report GHG Emissions

The World Resources Institute’s Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Protocol will be holding an Asia Regional Training on how to establish and implement nation- or regional-level corporate greenhouse gas emissions reporting programs and trainings. Members of the GHG Protocol Program will be presenting their experiences, sharing lessons learned, and providing training to workshop participants.

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Call for Stakeholder Input on Potential Movie Production Guidance

The GHG Protocol periodically assesses the need for GHG accounting guidance within different business sectors and organizational types. We are currently scoping the GHG accounting needs associated with film and television production activities internationally, and are seeking stakeholders expert in this field to help illuminate the issues relating to GHG emission sources and accounting questions. Some of these potential issues include:

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Workshop: Integrating Agriculture into Corporate GHG Inventories

Register now to learn about and contribute to the next generation of standards for managing the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from agriculture. The GHG Protocol cordially invites you to a one-day workshop to help develop international best practices for including agricultural emissions in corporate and supply chain inventories. We hope you will be able to participate and:

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.

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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