Project Profile

Project Title TERI and WRI Joint Introductory Workshop on The New Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Protocol Accounting Standards in India
Project Code 2011CI08
Project Status Completed
End Date June 2013
Sponsor(s) World Resources Institute
Executive Summary Full Text

TERI in partnership with the World Resources Institute (WRI) has embarked upon a Programme in India to build capacity on corporate greenhouse gas (GHG) accounting with the use of the Greenhouse Gas Protocol (GHGP) standards. The program will explore linking energy-efficiency improvements with GHG emission reductions and help companies gain additional understanding of their GHG-related risks and opportunities.

Under this larger initiative, TERI and its Business Council for Sustainable Development (TERI-BCSD) in association with the WRI is organizing the India Launch Event cum Training on two new Standards - the Corporate Value Chain (Scope 3) and Product Life Cycle Standards towards empowering companies to better measure, manage, and report their greenhouse gas emissions and thereby save money, reduce risks, and gain competitive advantages. This Special, day-long event will be held on 15 March 2012 at the India International Centre (IIC), Lodhi Road, New Delhi.

Acclaimed worldwide, these standards are considered a breakthrough for business. For the first time, companies operating in India will receive the training to measure and manage the full scope of emissions in their value chain and products, so they can take advantage of new opportunities as they reduce greenhouse gases. The new standards will provide companies with a comprehensive view of the emissions produced when making a product and across the value chain.
The launch of the Standards will be followed by concurrent awareness cum Training sessions on the Corporate Value Chain (Scope 3) Accounting and reporting Standard and Product Life Cycle Accounting and Reporting Standard, post lunch.