Update on the GHG accounting standard under development by ISO.
Article Introducing ISO's GHG Standard, by Aleg Cherp and Kevin Boehmer. Published in Carbon Finance (Dec. 2003)
Panel Event on Greenhouse Gas Accounting
In partnership with NRDC, ECOLOGIA will host a panel discussion on greenhouse gas accounting as a side-event to the UN climate convention's Ninth Council of Parties in Milan, Italy. The discussion, to take place on Dec. 10, will involve representatives of ISO TC207 Working Group 5 on Climate Change, the WRI/WBCSD Greenhouse Gas Protocol, and a range of stakeholders with an interest in greehouse gas accounting.
Read the July 2003 Report on the process of the developing the GHG standard and the 2003 Update on the process of the standard development.
Read the ECOLOGIA letter to the Secretary of WG5.
Read the Draft NGO Position Paper on the GHG Accounting Standard Under Development by the ISO
Participation of Non-Governmental Organizations in International Environmental Governance, a report produced by Eco-logic Institute for International and European Environmental Policy and FIELD (Foundation for Environmental Law and Development). The summary and the full text can be found at www.Ecologic.de.
Wallace Global Fund Supports ECOLOGIA Climate Change Work
At the end of March 2003, the Wallace Global Fund awarded a grant to support ECOLOGIA's participation in the development of ISO standards on greenhouse gas measurement, reporting and verification.
Aleg Cherp, ECOLOGIA Board Member and Professor of the Central European University, made a presentation at the CATEP conference “International Standardization of GHG Accounting". View the presentation (.pdf).
ECOLOGIA joins the international greenhouse gas reduction effort.
ECOLOGIA co-chairs a committee of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) that will facilitate the development of the greenhouse gas standard by coordinating definitions of technical terms, liaising with climate change experts, and generally smoothing the way for collaboration among the many companies, organizations and national governments that are involved in the ISO climate change initiative. Read more...
On November 6, ECOLOGIA Program Director Heather McGray gave a presentation on ISO 14001 implementation in China for the Woodrow Wilson International Center's China Environment Forum. Her presentation was part of the Center's "Greening Business in China" panel in Washington, DC. See the slides from her presentation here.
In June 2002, ECOLOGIA representatives participated in the annual plenary of ISO Technical Committee 207, the international committee developing the ISO 14000 standards for environmental management. They took part in a new working group that will develop international standards for the measurement, reporting and verification of greenhouse gas emissions. ECOLOGIA was named a co-ordinator of an ad hoc subgroup on "cross-cutting issues" related to greenhouse gas emissions, including stakeholder involvement in the standards development process. Please visit our Greenhouse Gas Measurement web pages to find out more!