Back to Basics: The Essentials of GHG Inventories

Back to Basics: The Essentials of GHG Inventories

With stricter ESG reporting regulations rising in popularity around the world, understanding your greenhouse gas data is more important today than it has ever been before. In this article, we review the essentials of GHG inventories and what you should consider before getting started.

Growing Trends: Greenhouse Gas Emission Verification

Verification of environmental data allows for a more accurate, targeted approach to reducing greenhouse gas emissions. In this article, we dive into what the verification process looks like, the principles behind verification standards, and how to choose the right standard for your organization.

Scope 3 Emissions Under the SEC’s Proposed Rule

In recent years, governments globally have enacted ESG-related disclosure regulations on companies that operate within their borders in an effort to increase accountability around climate risks and impacts.

Your GHG Questions Answered

Do you have questions about GHGs, decarbonization, and carbon accounting? Get the answers in our greenhouse gas FAQ round-up.

How Do I Calculate Scope 3 Emissions?

Looking to learn more about GHG inventories, including scopes 1, 2, and 3 emissions? In this post, ADEC ESG analyst Tyanna Bui explains scope 3 emissions and how to calculate them.

Carbon Offsets Explained

We explain carbon offsets: what they are, what they do, and how you can determine whether or not they’re right for your organization.

ADEC ESG Welcomes Cameron-Cole

ADEC welcomes our newly acquired partner Cameron-Cole, a pure-play environmental and sustainability consulting business. Join us as we begin a new and exciting chapter together as we continue to innovate the environmental science and sustainability industry.

Celebrating California Clean Air Day

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“Clean air” has been a buzzworthy concept surrounding the environmental movement since the Clean Air Act of 1970, which was passed to help limit pollution and improve human health. But what does it mean to have “clean air” and how can we, as individuals, help to achieve it?

Setting Science-Based Targets to Reduce GHG Emissions

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Adopted by representatives of 195 countries at the 21st Conference of the Parties (COP21) in 2015 and signed in New York in 2016, the Paris Agreement set the universal goal of keeping the rate of global temperature rise this century less than 2°C above pre-industrial times. A key factor in achieving this goal is reducing and eliminating greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The Paris Agreement’s goal will require deliberate and strategic action on an international level, in addition to solid commitment from countries and corporations. Effective global strategies and plans to reduce GHG emissions will require a clear understanding of the quantities of GHG emissions to be reduced on an ‘organization-by-organization’ basis.

Ontario Now Has the Second Largest Cap and Trade Market in the World!

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The second largest carbon market in the world was created on January 1, 2018 when Ontario’s cap and trade program was linked with those of California and Quebec in the Western Climate Initiative (WCI). This means Ontario, California, and Quebec will be holding joint auctions of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions allowances, and also have harmonized regulations and reporting. The international provincial and state governments’ announcement made on September 22, 2017 pledged for them to work cooperatively. By doing so, they are effectively bypassing climate action delays or inaction at the federal level of government, and already this has had an impact on other international cap and trade programs.

Why the Ontario Cap and Trade Program is Here to Stay

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Some in the business community are uncertain whether the Ontario Cap and Trade (CT) program will survive a Progressive Conservative win in the provincial election scheduled next year, but there is no need to worry.

Forest-Risk Commodities: A Major Cause of Deforestation, Emissions and Climate Change

Climate change and the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are the new compasses for businesses, says Paul Simpson, CEO of CDP, in a new report called “Revenue at risk: Why addressing deforestation is critical to business success.” He says that addressing the impact of deforestation is “critical to delivering a sustainable post-2020 global economy” in a world of climate change.

How Hotels Can Become More Sustainable Through Data

For the hospitality industry, being eco-friendly may mean getting certified or meeting compliance requirements, and can be a point of differentiation that sets a hotel apart as unique, attracting a niche market.

What are Science Based Targets?

One of the key goals of the Paris Agreement is to limit global warming to less than 2°C compared to pre-industrial temperatures. Companies are therefore working hard to reduce their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. According to CDP, the number of its respondent companies that have set reduction targets rose from 44 percent in 2015 to 85 percent in 2016.

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