The Greenhouse Gas Protocol (GHG Protocol) is the most widely used international accounting tool for government and business leaders to understand, quantify, and manage greenhouse gas emissions. The GHG Protocol, over a decade-long partnership between the World Resources Institute (WRI) and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), is working with businesses, governments, and environmental groups around the world to build a new generation of credible and effective programs for tackling climate change.
It provides the accounting framework for nearly every GHG standard and program in the world – from the International Standards Organization to The Climate Registry – as well as hundreds of GHG inventories prepared by individual companies. The Protocol also offers developing countries an internationally-accepted management tool to help their businesses to compete in the global marketplace and their governments to make informed decisions about climate change.
Industry sectors covered by the instrument
Organizations covered by the instrument
Private voluntary initiative
Type of instrument
Mandatory or voluntary
The geographical scope
International/regional (eg. EU)