Standards

The Greenhouse Gas Protocol supplies the world's most widely used greenhouse gas accounting standards.

The standards below are designed to provide a framework for businesses, governments, and other entities to measure and report their greenhouse gas emissions in ways that support their missions and goals.

In 2014, 86% of Fortune 500 companies responding to the CDP used the GHG Protocol directly or indirectly through a program based on GHG Protocol. The popularity of GHG Protocol standards is due in part to the widespread stakeholder outreach and consultation that is facilitated by WRI and WBCSD during each standard development project.

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Corporate Standard Training Webinar
The Corporate Standard Training Webinar is a perfect entry-point for corporate greenhouse gas accounting.

Standards

Corporate Standard
The GHG Protocol Corporate Accounting and Reporting Standard provides requirements and guidance for companies and other organizations, such as NGOs, government agencies, and universities, that are preparing a corporate-level GHG emissions inventory.
Best for: Companies and Organizations
Online learning product:
Corporate Standard Training Webinar
GHG Protocol for Cities
The Global Protocol for Community-Scale Greenhouse Gas Emission Inventories (GPC) provides a robust framework for accounting and reporting city-wide greenhouse gas emissions. 
Best for: Cities and Communities
Online learning product:
Compact of Mayors Online Training Course
Mitigation Goal Standard
The GHG Protocol Mitigation Goal Standard provides guidance for designing national and subnational mitigation goals and a standardized approach for assessing and reporting progress toward goal achievement.  
Best for: Countries and Cities
Online learning product:
Mitigation Goal Standard Online Course
Corporate Value Chain (Scope 3) Standard
The Corporate Value Chain (Scope 3) Standard allows companies to assess their entire value chain emissions impact and identify the most effective ways to reduce emissions.
Best for: Companies and Organizations
Online learning product:
Corporate Value Chain (Scope 3) Standard Online Course
Policy and Action Standard
The GHG Protocol Policy and Action Standard provides a standardized approach for estimating the greenhouse gas effect of policies and actions.
Best for: Countries and Cities
Online learning product:
Policy and Action Standard Online Training
Product Standard
The Product Standard can be used to understand the full life cycle emissions of a product and focus efforts on the greatest GHG reduction opportunities. This is the first step towards more sustainable products.
Best for: Companies and Organizations
Online learning product:
Product Life Cycle Standard Online Course
Project Protocol
The GHG Protocol for Project Accounting is the most comprehensive, policy-neutral accounting tool for quantifying the greenhouse gas benefits of climate change mitigation projects.
Best for: Companies and Organizations; Countries and Cities