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Introduction to GHG Protocol
CarbonBOT is based on GHG Protocol, the world's most widely used greenhouse gas accounting standard.
The GHG Protocol is the most widely used global framework for carbon accounting and reporting. It was developed by the World Resources Institute (WRI) and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) to provide businesses with a comprehensive and standardized approach to measure and manage greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs).
The GHG Protocol divides GHG emissions into three categories or "scopes":
- Scope 1: Direct emissions from sources that are owned or controlled by the reporting organization, such as fuel combustion in boilers, furnaces, and vehicles.
- Scope 2: Indirect emissions from the generation of purchased electricity, steam, heat, or cooling consumed by the reporting organization.
- Scope 3: Indirect emissions from sources not owned or controlled by the reporting organization but related to its activities, such as emissions from the production of purchased materials and goods, employee commuting, and waste disposal.
The GHG Protocol provides detailed guidance on how to calculate emissions in each of these three scopes, as well as how to report them transparently and accurately. By using the GHG Protocol, businesses can ensure that their carbon accounting practices are consistent, reliable, and comparable across different organizations and sectors.
Moreover, GHG Protocol has become a universally accepted standard for carbon calculations because of its robustness, transparency, and comprehensiveness. Many organizations, including governments, NGOs, and businesses of all sizes, use GHG Protocol as a framework for their carbon accounting and reporting.
In conclusion, GHG Protocol is a critical tool for businesses and organizations that want to manage and reduce their carbon footprint. Its use has enabled standardization, transparency, and consistency in carbon accounting and reporting, making it easier for organizations to identify their GHG emissions sources and take action to mitigate their impact on the environment.