GHG Accounting Tool for Chinese Cities

Based on theGlobal Protocol for Community-Scale Greenhouse Gas Emission Inventories (GPC), the World Resources Institute (WRI) together with the Institute of Urban and Environmental Studies of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS), the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) and the Institute for Sustainable Communities (ISC) developed the GHG Accounting Tool for Chinese Cities for specific application in China.

The GHG Accounting Tool for Chinese Cities aims to explore appropriate methods to measure city GHG emissions, help cities improve GHG accounting capabilities, and provide decision making support to cities’ low carbon development. The tool covers five sectors including energy, industrial processes, agriculture, land-use change and forestry, and waste and includes the six GHGs (CO2, CH4, N2O, HFCs, PFCs and SF6) specified in the Kyoto Protocol. The Tool offers a GHG accounting pathway which conforms with both China’s national conditions and international standards and makes it easy for users to conduct international comparison of GHG accounting and reporting.

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World Resources Institute, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, World Wide Fund for Nature, Institute for Sustainable Communities