A Recommended Methodology for Estimating and Reporting the Potential Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Fossil Fuel Reservesby Stephen Russell - December 2016
This working paper outlines a recommended methodology for estimating and reporting the potential emissions from fossil fuel reserves held by coal, oil, and gas companies. The overall goal is the availability of transparent, credible, and consistent data on potential emissions that help...
2013–14 Operational Sustainability ReportDecember 2015
The World Resources Institute’s Sustainability Initiative seeks to align the Institute’s business practices with its mission. Using research and expertise from staff to guide us, WRI is committed to reducing the environmental and social impact of its operations. This report discloses WRI’s 2013...
WRI and UNEP-FI Portfolio Carbon Initiativeby Christopher Weber and Mark Fulton, WRI consultant - August 2015
The Carbon Asset Risk Discussion Framework is a resource for financial institutions and was developed by WRI and the UNEP Finance Initiative in consultation with more than 100 energy, climate and finance experts.
This report provides objective, fact-based guidance to finance...
An amendment to the GHG Protocol Corporate Standardby Mary Elizabeth Sotos - January 2015
This new Scope 2 Guidance represents a four-year global collaboration to harmonize methods for how companies report greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from purchased electricity, steam, heat, and cooling (called scope 2 emissions).
It amends the existing...
An Accounting and Reporting Standard for Citiesby Wee Kean Fong, Michael Doust (C40) and Chang Deng-Beck (ICLEI) - December 2014
WRI, C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group and ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability (ICLEI) have partnered to create a GHG Protocol standard for cities: Global Protocol for Community-Scale Greenhouse Gas Emission Inventories (GPC).
An Accounting and Reporting Standard for National and Subnational Greenhouse Gas Reduction Goalsby Kelly Levin, Jared Finnegan, David Rich and Pankaj Bhatia - November 2014
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.
An Accounting and Reporting Standard for Estimating the Greenhouse Gas Effects of Policies and Actionsby David Rich, Pankaj Bhatia, Jared Finnegan, Kelly Levin and Apurba Mitra - November 2014
The GHG Protocol Policy and Action Standard provides a standardized approach for estimating and reporting the change in GHG emissions and removals resulting from policies and actions.
by Amanda Stevens, Laura Draucker and Jeanette Frascello - August 2014
The World Resources Institute’s Sustainability Initiative seeks to align the Institute’s business practices with its mission. Using research and expertise from staff to guide us, WRI is committed to reducing the environmental and social impact of its operations.
Walking the talk on...
An Analysis of Emission Factors for Purchased Electricity in Chinaby Ranping Song, Jingjing Zhu, Ping Hou and Hongtao Wang - June 2013
This working paper identifies common errors when accounting for greenhouse gas emissions from purchased electricity in China. It provides solutions and recommendations for policy makers and corporate users.