Based on experiences gained implementing WRI’s CO2 reduction commitment, this guide helps other office-based organizations understand climate change and the practical steps they can take to measure and reduce their CO2 emissions.
Working 9 to 5 on climate change: An office guide is based on the experiences of the World Resources Institute with its CO2 reduction commitment and will help other office-based organizations understand climate change and the practical steps they can take to measure and reduce their CO2 emissions. Readers of Working 9 to 5 on climate change will discover tips on how to gain organizational support for a climate commitment, find out the information they need to calculate their CO2 emissions and set a reduction target, and receive suggestions on how to reach it.
Four simple calculation tools also accompany Working 9 to 5 on climate change that can be customized to the needs of individual offices. Each tool contains simple instructions and examples to facilitate understanding of the tool. Using data input by the user, the tools calculate the following:
- CO2 emissions from fuel used for heating & transportation (direct emissions)
- CO2 emissions from purchased electricity (indirect emissions)
- CO2 emissions from business travel by air, train, bus & car
- CO2 emissions from employee commuting
The Guide is written for non-technical staff at small and medium-sized office-based organizations. It provides an introduction to climate change and step-by-step guidance on how to calculate, manage and reduce an organization’s CO2 emissions. While based on WRI’s own experience in its CO2 reduction commitment, it also draws on and is consistent with WRI’s GHG Protocol Corporate Accounting and Reporting Standard.
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