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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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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Eating soup without a spoon: What MRV tools are countries missing?

December 10, 2021, by Olia Glade

The Sectoral Activity data for GHG Emissions (SAGE) tool provides a first-of-its-kind user-friendly interface for gathering and processing activity data in conjunction with documentation for greenhouse gas emissions inventories, projections, …

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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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How much of the world do the GHGMI Alumni Represent?

June 30, 2021, by Erika Barnett

The answer is 96%! But, are you curious who all these GHG accounting and mitigation experts are? The Greenhouse Gas Management Institute (GHGMI) conducts an annual Alumni Survey for GHGMI …

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A journey in online course development

June 22, 2021, by Molly White

Tracking emissions is a key foundation to implementing effective climate action. Governments must be equipped to understand the process of emissions tracking in order to prioritise their climate actions and …

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Did the eGRID tool for electric power emissions endure a climate-denying President?

June 8, 2021, by Tani Colbert-Sangree

The most common type of greenhouse gas (GHG) inventorying, or carbon footprinting involves quantifying the GHG emissions attributable to an entity, such as a company, product, or jurisdiction. One element …

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The most important GHG accounting concept you may not have heard of: the attributional-consequential distinction

April 21, 2021, by Matthew Brander

Too often environmental professionals, policy-makers, and standard-setters fail to distinguish between two major types of GHG accounting methods[1] – which are appropriate for fundamentally different purposes. Using the wrong type …

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What does it really take for you to be a GHG professional?

April 8, 2021, by Alissa Benchimol

At the Greenhouse Gas Management Institute (GHGMI), professional ethics—not just technical competencies—are foundational to our definition of what it means to be a GHG expert. We, therefore, expect ethics to …

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