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Greenhouse Gas Protocol
Name of source Greenhouse Gas Protocol
Provider World Resources Institute / World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WRI/WBCSD)
Summary text A series of tools for calculating GHG emissions inventories based on 2006 IPCC Guidelines for National Greenhouse Gas Inventories
Licensing Free with registration
Language(s) English
Access – data formats and accessibility
File type HTML (web) access to PDF or excel files
Software needs Adobe Reader, Microsoft Office
Contents – breadth and depth of datasets
Age 2003 - 2010
Geography Global
Original Data Source(s) IPCC, US EPA, Defra/DECC, IEA
Other Databases Included None
Life cycle stages Various – mainly use
Modeling approach  
Emissions results GWP, separate GHGs
Number of datasets +800
Main topics Energy carriers and technologies; Transport services
Other topics  
Data transparency – what metadata is provided for each dataset?
System boundaries No
Data Types Process
Allocation Methods No
Technology Yes
Data year Yes
Original source Yes
Uncertainty No
Quality – is information provided on data quality?
Data quality score No
Quality assurance Unknown
Standards compliant GHG Protocol