What is different about methane (CH4) emissions? The forgotten CO2 in GHG emissions accounting

July 13, 2010, by Michael Gillenwater

In this third blog post on greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and Global Warning Potential (GWP) values, I want to focus on a unique characteristic of methane (CH4). I would venture …

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Who is building our global GHG MRV infrastructure?

July 13, 2010, by Michael Gillenwater

Sometimes it feels quite lonely here at GHG Management Institute headquarters. Toiling away trying to do what we think is needed to support the future of greenhouse gas (GHG) mitigation …

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What is a Global Warming Potential? And which one do I use?

June 28, 2010, by Michael Gillenwater

[Editor’s Note: This blog post was originally published on 28 June 2010. The post, in its current form, has been updated as of 8 May 2023 to reflect the final …

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What are Greenhouse Gases?

June 15, 2010, by Michael Gillenwater

[Editor’s Note:  This blog post was originally published on June 15th, 2010.  The post in its current form, has since been edited to include updated content as of April 1st, …

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What is a voluntary carbon market (Part 2)?

May 26, 2010, by Michael Gillenwater

I promised in a recent blog post to return to the question of what is a voluntary carbon market.  Specifically, I laid out a framework for thinking about voluntary carbon …

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Why is climate change so difficult a problem?

May 2, 2010, by Michael Gillenwater

Acceptance of the fundamental process of global warming has grown over time and is increasingly widespread, albeit with some notable exceptions within the political community. The most important statement of …

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What is a voluntary carbon market (Part 1)?

March 16, 2010, by Michael Gillenwater

This blog post is going to be slightly more academic than my past ones.  Comments or questions are welcome. Before jumping into what makes a voluntary carbon market, lets define …

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Where is the GHG Management Institute located?

February 17, 2010, by Michael Gillenwater

We get this question quite often. Where is our office? Our headquarters’ address is in the Washington, D.C. area. Specifically, we are incorporated in the State of Maryland as a …

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The Treaty Compliance Challenge: Enforcement under the Kyoto Protocol

February 10, 2010, by Michael Gillenwater

Now that we have the Copenhagen Accord, which gives us some hope that eventually we will have a treaty that includes the United States and active engagement from developing countries, …

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How we do international capacity building

January 27, 2010, by Michael Gillenwater

In the climate change policy world there is plenty of talk about capacity building, especially for developing countries — though occasionally for developed countries as well. Less frequently, however, is …

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