Green house gas accounting and reporting

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Green House Gas (GHG) Corporate Accounting and Reporting Standard (Chapters 1-4) Professor Doug Cerf Donald Bren Graduate School of Environmental Science and Management Corporate Environmental Management (ESM 281) Spring 2008
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Printed on recycled paper-actually better, not printed at all Contents Chapter 1 GHG Accounting and Reporting Principles Chapter 2 Business Goals and Inventory Design Chapter 3 Setting Organizational Boundaries Chapter 4 Setting Operational Boundaries
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Printed on recycled paper-actually better, not printed at all GHG Corporate Accounting and Reporting Standard Joint venture of World Business Council for Sustainable Development –based in Geneva World Resource Institute--based in Washington DC Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) refers to this protocol Where does GHG reporting fit in? A guideline for a portion of sustainability reporting
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Printed on recycled paper-actually better, not printed at all GHG reporting standard Mission Develop internationally accepted greenhouse gas (GHG) accounting and reporting standards for business promote broad adoption of the standard
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Printed on recycled paper-actually better, not printed at all Why is the GHG standard needed? If we are going to be doing business in a carbon constrained world GHG guidelines are essential “…the next 5 to 15 years the way a company manages its carbon exposure could create or destroy shareholder value ” (McKinsey Quarterly (2004)
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Printed on recycled paper-actually better, not printed at all Three standards GHG Protocol Corporate Accounting and Reporting Standard (revised- 2 nd edition, 2004) provides a step-by-step guide for companies to use in quantifying and reporting their GHG emissions Calculation tools, cross sector tools, sector specific tools, calculation tools for GHG emissions from service sector companies and office-based organizations California Climate Action Registry General Reporting Protocol for reporting entity-wide greenhouse gas emissions Based on WRI and WCSD protocol Version 3 available April 2008 GHG Protocol Project Quantification Standard (released December 2005) a guide for quantifying reductions from GHG mitigation projects –148 pages We are not reading this protocol in class =MTc0MTg
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Printed on recycled paper-actually better, not printed at all Three Steps Step #1 Inventory green house gasses Step #2 Set a green house gas target Example: Xerox http://www.xerox.com/go/xrx//template/inv_rel_newsr oom.jsp? Step #3 Reduce green house gasses
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better, not printed at all GHG protocol includes the six greenhouse gases covered by the Kyoto Protocol – carbon dioxide (CO 2 ), – methane (CH 4 ), – nitrous oxide(N
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