What is Greenhouse Gas Accounting? Fitting to Purposes

March 8, 2023, by Michael Gillenwater

Installment N.2 This post is the second installment in a series on conceptual issues in greenhouse gas (GHG) accounting—issues that are at the root of the current dysfunction in corporate …

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What is Greenhouse Gas Accounting? Furnishing definitions

March 1, 2023, by Michael Gillenwater

Installment N.1 What is greenhouse gas (GHG), or more commonly labeled, carbon accounting? Do a quick web search (or treacherously ask ChatGPT) and you will get a load of vague …

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The GHG Protocol Corporate Standard…The dog that caught the car?

December 16, 2022, by Michael Gillenwater

If your work involves issues of corporate sustainability or carbon offset markets, then here is news that you should be aware of. The WRI/WBCSD GHG Protocol Corporate Standard and associated …

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What Really Happens When Emissions Vanish

November 4, 2022, by Michael Gillenwater

Article published on Bloomberg.com and reposted with no changes. By Ben Elgin and Sinduja Rangarajan October 31, 2022 at 5:00 PM PDT Cover image/illustration: Shira Ibar for Bloomberg Green “Companies say …

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You are not buying green, or really any, electrons!

July 7, 2022, by Michael Gillenwater

Note: This is an updated version of a post originally published in 2013. How do you envision our electric grid works? It is probably that electricity, in the form of …

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Companies’ Climate Goals in Jeopardy from Flawed Energy Credits

June 16, 2022, by Michael Gillenwater

Article published on Bloomberg.com and reposted with no changes. By Eric Roston and Ben Elgin June 9, 2022, 4:00 PM GMT+1 Updated on June 9, 2022, 4:50 PM GMT+1 “A new study charges …

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Journal Announces New Editorial Board Members

April 8, 2022, by Michael Gillenwater

We are proud to announce new editorial board members for Carbon Management, the peer-reviewed academic journal sponsored by the GHG Management Institute. The members of the journal’s editorial board represent …

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What is a baseline?

March 14, 2022, by Michael Gillenwater

Judging the effectiveness of any action or policy addressing climate change relies upon the concept of a “baseline”. But are you sure you know what a baseline is? We probably …

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The overlooked mystery of the missing GHG accounting principle

January 27, 2022, by Michael Gillenwater

When performing greenhouse gas (GHG) accounting work, such as preparing an emissions inventory or assessing an emission reduction project, you will, at some point, need to apply expert judgment. You …

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What is an MRV Hub? Innovation in Capacity Building for Climate Action Transparency

October 25, 2021, by Michael Gillenwater

The GHG Management Institute (GHGMI) was founded fifteen years ago upon reaching a sad conclusion. That the existing approaches to capacity building being employed to address greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions …

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