Nitrogen trifluoride: the new mandatory Kyoto Protocol greenhouse gas

Big news in the realm of greenhouse gas accounting and reporting, folks: the UNFCCC, within the context of the Kyoto Protocol, has wisely decided to include nitrogen trifluoride (NF3) in the second Kyoto compliance period, which begins this year and ends in either 2017 or 2020. Following suit, the WBCSD/WRI’s GHG Protocol is amending all of its standards (corporate, product and Scope 3) to also cover NF3. Luckily for clients using Our Impacts, Ecometrica’s powerful and CDP-accredited greenhouse gas accounting solution, the capacity to measure and report emissions from this new seventh Kyoto gas has already been fully integrated.

A Practical Approach for Policies to Address GHG Emissions from Indirect Land Use Change Associated with Biofuels

Recent estimates of indirect land use change impacts associated with biofuel expansion have used forward-casting models to predict the effects of changes in feedstock use upon agricultural commodity markets and land use decisions. The predictive reliability of such models is highly questionable and their application provides a limited basis for practical solutions either by the […]

Evaluation of Norway’s International Climate and Forest Initiative, NORAD

The Norway International Climate and Forest Initiative has committed up to $500 million a year to support efforts that reduce emissions from deforestation and degradation (REDD) in developing countries. The real-time evaluation commissioned by the Evaluation Department of the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (NORAD) will assess progress and provide advice to assist in the […]

What is a Carbon Footprint?

A carbon footprint is “the total set of GHG emissions caused directly and indirectly by an individual, organisation, event or product” (Carbon Trust 2008). For example, the carbon footprint of flying from London to New York is 0.68 tonnes of CO2e1, and the carbon footprint of the UK in 2006 was 653 million tonnes of […]

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