With increasing pressures from investors and the public, organizations are beginning to go one step beyond greenhouse gas (GHG) accounting by developing organizational-level emissions targets in line with climate science. By taking this step, organizations are showing their understanding of the need to contribute to global mitigation efforts in order avoid dangerous levels of global […]
There has been confusion about whether purchasing green tariff electricity entitles the purchaser to claim zero or low emissions from their electricity consumption. This briefing note explains why, for the purposes of greenhouse emissions reporting, green tariffs generally do not entitle the purchaser to claim zero or low emissions.
The EU has taken a decision to improve and extend the EU Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS). The European Commission proposed a series of changes to the ETS, which were agreed by EU member states – though with some significant amendments – and passed by the European Parliament. New legislation has now been adopted and the […]
A summary by Ecometrica of the UK Climate Change Act that became law on 26 November 2008.
On 2 February 2009, Directive 2008/101/C formally brought aviation into the European Emissions Trading Scheme (EU ETS). Aviation activities will be included in the EU ETS from 1 January 2012, although aircraft operators will have to submit benchmarking plans by 31 August 2009 and verified pre-compliance emissions reports by 31 March 2010. All flights arriving […]