Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Protocol
The Greenhouse Gas Protocol (GHG Protocol) is a global protocol that helps businesses, organizations, and governments measure, understand, and reduce their greenhouse gas emissions. It was developed by the World Resources Institute and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development and provides a set of standards and guidelines for measuring and disclosing emissions. There are two main parts to the GHG Protocol: the Corporate Accounting and Reporting Standard (Corporate Standard) and the Project Accounting Standard (Project Standard). The Corporate Standard provides companies and organizations with guidelines on how to report and reduce GHG emissions from their operations and supply chains. The Project Standard helps companies and organizations reduce their emissions through specific projects. Both standards help companies systematically understand and disclose their emissions, and in doing so can be used as a basis for developing strategies to reduce emissions.