1. Final Proposal: Green Electricity Accounting Guidelines

    October 22, 2013

    To harmonize GHG accounting practices worldwide, the GHG Protocol launched a process to develop Scope 2 Guidance that clarifies the Corporate Carbon Footprint Standard. The Guidance will standardize how companies must report scope 2, specifying the data types and procedures for both a location-based accounting approach (using grid average emission factors) and a market-based accounting approach (reflecting energy tracking certificates and other contractual instruments). It also specifices policy-neutral criteria and procedures necessary for purchases to be used in a market-based method.

    The Guidance is currently in a global, multi-stakeholder Technical Working Group consultation and will be available for public comment in November 2013. Final publication of the Guidelines is scheduled for February 2014.

    The PEF World Forum in cooperation with the Platform for Climate Compatible Consumption (Plattform Klimaverträglicher Konsum), hosts a workshop on electricity accounting 29th October in Berlin. The event is in German – more information is available here.

    Programme (in German)

  2. Public Comments on GHG Protocol Standards available

    March 2, 2011

    In November 2010 the second draft of the GHG Protocol Product and Scope 3 Standard was released for a one-month public comment period. Several organisations submitted their remarks to the WRI and the WBCSD. A summary of the public comments and the draft standards are available on the GHG Protocol Initiative Website. The final standards are to be published later this year.


  3. 4th PCF World Summit Review

    October 25, 2010

    The 4th PCF World Summit took place in Berlin, on the 20-21 of October. Over 140 international delegates and speakers were in attendance, from fields of business, government, non-government organisations and academic institutions, to continue the work in the development and understanding of Product Carbon Footprinting.

    The impressions here provide a snapshot of the two days, the Low Carbon Network Dinner and include the Product Category Rules Roundtable which preceded the Summit.

    Keynote addresses from UNEP and the PCF World Forum along with fourteen presentations covering a spectrum of the current issues were given on the first day with some topical insights. Updates of significant initiatives and programs from around the globe, including ISO 14067, PAS 2050, and the World Resource Institute and feedback from road testing the Scope 3 Standard and GHG Protocol Product were given.

    The firsts day’s presentations provided substantial food for thought for the lively debate, between representatives from the Carbon Trust and ANEC Environment Working Group on the topic ‘Does Carbon Labelling Work?’

    Daniel Goleman gave an enlightening presentation on the subject of PCF, which lead to the Open Track Sessions facilitated by some of the leading thinkers in the field, including Greg Norris from New Earth, alongside representatives from Carbon Disclosure Project, Sustainable Consumption Institute, Guardian News and Media, and Bio Intelligence amongst others.

    The impressions take you through all three days, from the PCR Roundtable, the PCF World Summit and the Low Carbon Network Dinner.

    Click on the image below to view video statements from many of the speakers and delegates in attendance addressing four key questions including, ‘what role can carbon footprinting play in the transition to a low carbon society?’

    4th-PCF WS - Click for Video Statements

    Visit the Webshop where you will find DVD documentation of this and all previous Summits available for order. You can also view the presentations to assist in your selection.

    Learn more and find out who participated through viewing the full programme and Summit Companion.

  4. GHG Protocol standard roadtesting finished

    September 6, 2010

    In June 2010 the roadtesting of the GHG Protocol Scope3 and Product draft standards has been completed. The majority of the participating companies found the standard feasible. Some of the roadtesters asked for more guidance for assessing their products or value chains.
    The feedback is now being integrated into the pre-final drafts of the standards, which will be publicised later this month for a 30 day public comment period. Summaries of the experiences gathered during the roadtesting are available online and give insights on the practicality of the standards and the issues still to deal with.
    Documentation can be found here: www.ghgprotocol.org/standards/product-and-supply-chain-standard
    The 4th PCF World Forum will dedicate a special session on the roadtesting and the finalisation of the two standards.

  5. Road testing of new GHG Protocol standards close to completion

    July 22, 2010

    The refinement of the WBCSD/WRI Greenhouse Gas Protocol Standards for Product and Scope 3 Accounting is in full swing. Between May 18 and 21 two workshops took place at the WRI office in Washington, DC to integrate feedback from companies participating in road testing the two standards. The general feasibility of the standards was confirmed and recommendations given for their refinement. Recommendations from the workshop, the road testers’ feedback and decisions taken by the Steering Committee based on the workshop results will be integrated in the pre-final drafts to be published in September. Release of the final versions of the standards is scheduled for December 2010.

    Details of the road testing results and how these were integrated in the new draft standards will be presented at the upcoming PCF World Summit, 20-21 October 2010 in Berlin.