Dear Friends and Colleagues of the GHG Protocol,
The spring proved to be a busy and fruitful time for the GHG Protocol Initiative. In addition to the launch of an Energy and GHG Management Program in China and a high-level stakeholders forum in Brazil, two new publications will be released shortly. Thank you for your continued support and interest in the GHG Protocol.
The WRI and WBCSD GHG Protocol Team
The Mexican government has adopted a new national climate change strategy that identifies the GHG Protocol-based Mexico GHG Program as the basis of a step-by-step approach to climate change mitigation. The strategy begins with voluntary GHG accounting and reporting, progresses to energy sector GHG caps, and culminates in a national cap-and-trade scheme linked to international GHG markets.
For some time now, U.S. states have been well ahead of the federal government in taking action on climate change. In April came the latest big development: 34 U.S. states, two Canadian provinces (British Columbia and Manitoba), and the Campo Kumeyaay Nation joined together to form the Climate Registry.
Electricity Guidance, Tool Manual to be Released
The GHG Protocol Initiative will release two publications at the beginning of July, “Guidelines for Quantifying GHG Reductions from Grid-Connected Electricity Projects” and “Designing a Customized Greenhouse Gas Calculation Tool.”
“Designing a Customized Greenhouse Gas Calculation Tool” is a guidebook on how to adapt existing GHG calculation tools to use for a specific GHG program or to more closely reflect national or regional circumstances.
The China Business Council for Sustainable Development, in conjunction with WBCSD and WRI, hosted an informational workshop, “Corporate Energy Conservation and GHG Management,” on June 1 in Beijing at the Kempinski Hotel.
Approximately 100 representatives from CBCSD’s member companies, government agencies, and NGOs attended the workshop.