Blog post  |   11.22.2010  |   Laura Pocknell

GHG Protocol has published a draft royalty-free Licensing Policy and plans to integrate this agreement into all online calculation tools and standards in the New Year. GHG Protocol website visitors will be asked to sign-in before downloading all online tools and standards and will then be asked to accept or decline the license presented before them. Users will not be asked to accept the license every time they download tools and standards; a one-time review of the license is all that is required.

Blog post  |   11.21.2010  |   Laura Pocknell

A new journal, Greenhouse Gas Measurement & Management, focuses on the infrastructure to support future GHG mitigation policies by providing a scholarly forum for both academic researchers and GHG professionals.

Blog post  |   11.20.2010  |   Laura Pocknell

As companies seek ways to reduce the GHG emissions in their corporate inventory, they have increasingly posed questions regarding the use of external instruments such as offsets and green power products. The variety of green power products available internationally reflects a diversity of national/regional electricity policies and voluntary approaches, and some of the common challenges in these topics include

Blog post  |   11.19.2010  |   Laura Pocknell

Compliant with the GHG Protocol and built around the first set of third-party-certified open source carbon models, this “science as a service” is provided at no cost to non-profit organizations as

Blog post  |   11.02.2010  |   Laura Pocknell

New developments are driving the need for GHG accounting programs around the world to evolve more efficiently, more effectively, and at a greater scale. On the business side, there is a trend toward managing GHG emissions along the value chain. Companies are looking up and down the supply chain and throughout the product life-cycle for GHG management opportunities. As climate policy becomes a reality in industrialized and developing countries around the world, many emerging economies are adopting voluntary national GHG mitigation targets and identifying the policies and measures to best achieve them. These trends point to the need for greatly enhanced GHG accounting capacity and tools at a global scale to ensure that mitigation actions can be measurable, reportable and verifiable. 

Blog post  |   11.01.2010  |

On the evening of April 14th, WRI filled a role not normally reserved for environmental think tanks: VIP guest at a high-profile New York restaurant opening. Otarian, now open in New York City’s West Village, is a new boutique fast-casual restaurant chain based on the principles of sustainability and vegetarianism. Otarian is also the first global restaurant chain to track the carbon footprint of all of its menu items.

Press Release  |   11.01.2010  |

The Greenhouse Gas Protocol for the U.S. Public Sector was released today by the GHG Protocol Initiative and LMI. The protocol outlines how federal, state and local governments can account for their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

Blog post  |   07.17.2010  |

More than 60 companies have completed the road testing of new global standards designed to help measure the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions of their products and supply chains.

Blog post  |   01.20.2010  |   Laura Pocknell

On January 20th, sixty corporations begin measuring the greenhouse gas emissions of their products and supply chains by road testing a new global framework that is part of the

Blog post  |   11.17.2009  |   Laura Pocknell

The first drafts of the GHG Protocol Product and Scope 3 Accounting and Reporting Standards were released for stakeholder review on November 11th 2009.

Blog post  |   11.16.2009  |   Laura Pocknell

August marked the launch of two webinars presented to the Stakeholder Advisory Group for the new standards for Product and Scope 3 Greenhouse Gas Accounting and Reporting. The two-hour webinar was conducted for stakeholders in Europe and North America on August 6th and for stakeholders in Asia on August 27th. The webinars provided an overview of the standards’ development process to date, a review of the initial recommendations, and details of the upcoming comment process on the draft standards.

Blog post  |   11.16.2009  |   Laura Pocknell

Public sector organizations are amongst the most important sources of GHG emissions worldwide. Building off 10 years of success in working with the corporate sector, WRI is now developing new accounting guidance for government operations - the GHG Protocol Public Sector Protocol (U.S.). The Protocol is intended as a flexible management tool enabling government agencies of all types to meet multiple reporting objectives.

Blog post  |   11.16.2009  |   Laura Pocknell

As the country reflects on the anniversary of the fall of Lehman Brothers and the subsequent bailouts of major banks, pressure is mounting for financial institutions and companies to more fully disclose their investment risks, especially those risks from climate change.

Blog post  |   11.16.2009  |   Laura Pocknell

Petrobras, Ford Brasil, Walmart Brasil, and Whirlpool are some of the first companies to voluntarily measure and publicly report their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions using the Brazil GHG Protocol Program.

Blog post  |   03.10.2009  |

The Steering Committee of the GHG Protocol’s Product and Supply Chain Initiative recently gathered at the offices of the WBCSD in Geneva, Switzerland to review early drafts of two new GHG Protocol standards and make recommendations on the direction of the initiative.

Blog post  |   03.09.2009  |   Laura Pocknell

EPA is creating a nationwide database of greenhouse gas emissions, an important first step on the path to reducing U.S. emissions. The plan would require 13,000 facilities to report their emissions. 

Blog post  |   03.09.2009  |   Laura Pocknell

Fox television hit ‘24’ and the Los Angeles Clippers are both using WRI’s GHG Protocol to help offset

Blog post  |   03.09.2009  |   Laura Pocknell

In July, the largest 42 cement companies in China will take further steps to measure and manage their GHG emissions. These companies produce approximately 400 million metric tons of cement per year, accounting for over 30% of Chinese cement production. Cement production is a major source of carbon dioxide emissions, accounting for five percent of the global total.

Blog post  |   03.09.2009  |   Laura Pocknell

Dr. Jonathan Pershing today becomes the new Deputy Special Envoy for Climate Change under U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Pershing will work alongside U.S. Special Envoy for Climate Change Todd Stern, who was appointed by Clinton on January 26 as President Barack Obama's lead climate negotiator.  

Blog post  |   12.05.2008  |   Laura Pocknell

A new collaboration launches to develop standards for measuring and managing GHG emissions throughout the product life cycle and across the entire corporate value chain. The group is the GHG Protocol’s Product and Supply Chain Initiative, convened under the GHG Protocol. The project’s Steering Committee and technical working groups launched in September, in a series of meetings in Washington, DC and London, involving over 100 participants.