GHG Protocol: Corporate Accounting and Reporting Standard

Short Summary of Resource
This standard provides requirements and guidance for companies and other organizations preparing a corporate-level GHG emissions inventory
Detailed description of the resource
The standard covers the accounting and reporting of seven greenhouse gases covered by the Kyoto Protocol – carbon dioxide (CO2), methane (CH4), nitrous oxide (N2O), hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), perfluorocarbons (PCFs), sulphur hexafluoride (SF6) and nitrogen trifluoride (NF3). It was updated in 2015 with the Scope 2 Guidance, which allows companies to credibly measure and report emissions from purchased or acquired electricity, steam, heat, and cooling.
CLIMATE AND WEATHER Greenhouse gases
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Small and medium enterprises
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Local government
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ALL local government functions
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ALL council types
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