Methods that equate temporary carbon storage with permanent CO2 emission reductions lead to false claims

December 19, 2023, by Carbon Management Journal

“There has been renewed interest in equating temporary carbon storage with permanent CO2 emission reductions, both within corporate GHG inventories and for carbon offset accounting. Proposed methods discount future emissions, such …

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Celebrating our Alumni

December 19, 2023, by Maria Juan-Blasco

Nothing connects us more with the GHGMI mission than hearing directly from our alumni and the ways in which, what they have learned, is being applied to real-life scenarios through …

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What is Greenhouse Gas Accounting? Turning Away from LCA

December 19, 2023, by Michael Gillenwater

Installment N. -1   Preface This installment can be considered equivalent to a movie prequel that provides the “backstory” for the other installments in the “What is GHG Accounting?” series. …

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What is GHG Accounting? Further Thoughts on Responsibility & Causation

November 20, 2023, by Michael Gillenwater

Installment N.3 bis Preface This installment supplements the previous installment on emissions allocation. Here I address two conceptual hurdles that you may be struggling to jump over—responsibility and causation. Understanding …

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November 13, 2023, by Events

The Greenhouse Gas Management Institute (GHGMI) faculty and staff will participate in the following events at the UNFCCC COP28 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The events listed below will be …

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Policy challenges to enhance soil carbon sinks: U.S. contributions to the Paris agreement

October 26, 2023, by Carbon Management Journal

“The U.S. government is planning significant reductions in greenhouse gas emissions as part of their nationally determined contribution to the Paris Agreement. The plan includes a variety of activities, one …

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Corporate Power Purchase Agreements and Renewable Energy Growth

October 26, 2023, by Michael Gillenwater

Do corporate power purchase agreements (PPAs) influence renewable energy investment (and therefore green power generation)? Most people would state (blindly) that they do. But, there has never been an empirical …

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What is Greenhouse Gas Accounting? Allocation rules

October 11, 2023, by Michael Gillenwater

Installment N.3 Preface If you have not yet read the previous installments Number 1 and Number 2 in this series, I encourage you to do so before proceeding. You can …

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A fit-for-purpose approach for reporting and review under UNFCCC’s Enhanced Transparency Framework

September 11, 2023, by Carbon Management Journal

“Parties, expert review teams and the secretariat have worked diligently over the past decades to implement a transparency system that responds to the decisions of Parties. The existing system has …

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Can states meet their climate goals without a reliable GHG inventory?

September 8, 2023, by Olga Lyandres

The latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) assessment report calls for net zero CO2 emissions by early 2050s to limit warming to 1.5oC. As a result, many U.S. states …

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