As I introduced in my previous blog post, ISO is revising its core standards for greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions quantification and validation/verification. The outcome of this process will affect the future of carbon management globally. ISO’s GHG quantification standards are aligned with the GHG Protocol and compatible with most GHG programs. ISO’s 14064-3 and ISO 14065 GHG standards are widely used for GHG verification and assurance – for example, for the accreditation of verification bodies for the European Union Emission Trading Scheme. This blog post is to share with you some new developments within ISO’s climate change activities.
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The Greenhouse Gas Management Institute’s Executive Director and Dean, Michael Gillenwater, has co-written an open letter on the issue of greenhouse gas accounting for Scope 2 emissions. Specifically, this letter lays out a clear position on the use of contractual approaches. The authors encourage you to read the letter (including technical annex and Q&A section), circulate it if you wish, and provide your comments at the bottom of the webpage. You can access the letter here: http://scope2openletter.