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Greenhouse Gas Protocol Corporate Accounting and Reporting Standards

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Published by World Resources Inst .
Written in English


  • Chemical pollution,
  • Environmental economics,
  • Global warming,
  • Corporations,
  • Environmental aspects,
  • Environmental auditing,
  • Greenhouse gas mitigation,
  • Greenhouse gases,
  • Science/Mathematics

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Edition Notes

ContributionsWorld Business Council for Sustainable Development (Contributor), World Resources Institute (Contributor)
The Physical Object
Number of Pages64
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL9424092M
ISBN 102940240183
ISBN 109782940240180

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The Greenhouse Gas Protocol (GHGP) provides accounting and reporting standards, sector guidance, calculation tools, and trainings for business and government. It establishes a comprehensive, global, standardized framework for measuring and managing emissions from private and public sector operations, value chains, products, cities, and policies. The GHG Protocol also provides webinar, e.   The GHG Protocol Corporate Accounting and Reporting Standard helps companies and other organizations to identify, calculate, and report GHG emissions. It is designed to set the standard for accurate, complete, consistent, relevant and transparent accounting and reporting of GHG emissions by companies and organizations, including information on setting organizational and operational Cited by: The Greenhouse Gas Protocol is recognized by the UK government as an independent standard for reporting greenhouse gases. The Greenhouse Gas Protocol divides emissions into 3 Scopes. Scope 1: Direct GHG emissions. Scope 1 covers all direct GHG emissions by a company. It includes fuel combustion, company vehicles and fugitive emissions. Greenhouse gas, any gas that has the property of absorbing infrared radiation (net heat energy) emitted from Earth’s surface and reradiating it back to Earth’s surface, thus contributing to the greenhouse effect. Carbon dioxide, methane, and water vapour are the most important greenhouse gases. (To a lesser extent, surface-level ozone, nitrous oxides, and fluorinated gases also trap.

  Kyoto Protocol. The Kyoto Protocol is a protocol to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, an international environmental treaty with the goal of “stabilisation of greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere at a level that would prevent dangerous anthropogenic interference with the climate system.   The Greenhouse Gas Protocol Initiative is a multi-stakeholder partnership of businesses, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), governments, and others convened by the World Resources Institute (WRI), a U.S.-based environmental NGO, and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), a Geneva-based coalition of international. Greenhouse Gas. Greenhouse gases (GHGs) are gases in the atmosphere that absorb and emit thermal radiation in a process known as the greenhouse effect—the mechanism by which solar radiation is captured and earth is warmed to an extent necessary for supporting life. Paris Agreement, international treaty, named for the city of Paris, in which it was adopted in December , which aimed to reduce the emission of gases that contribute to global warming. The Paris Agreement entered into force on November 4, , and has .

B. Principles of Greenhouse Gas Accounting The GHG Protocol is based on five principles. When in doubt about applying the tools explained in this guide to ambiguous issues or situations, refer back to these principles to ensure the creation of a high-quality, credible inventory. The Greenhouse Gas Protocol: a Corporate Accounting and Reporting Standard, Revised Edition Book March with Reads How we measure 'reads'. Bringing together leading researchers from around the world this book reviews how vegetation and soils act as naturally occurring buffers which use up the gases responsible for global warming and the greenhouse effect. It provides in-depth information on the importance of these sinks, how they may respond to increased greenhouse gas emissions, how we can protect them and how they can help us. ‘The Kyoto Protocol sets limits for emissions of six greenhouse gases for the richer countries of the world which have ratified it.’ ‘Methane is also a greenhouse gas, meaning that its presence in the atmosphere affects the Earth's temperature and climate system.’.