These guidelines explain how to quantify reductions in greenhouse gas emissions (referred to as “GHG reductions”) resulting from projects that either generate or reduce the consumption of electricity transmitted over power grids. They are designed as a supplement to the Greenhouse Gas Protocol for Project Accounting (“Project Protocol”), and as such are focused on practical and simplified methods for estimating GHG reductions.
The Climate and Ecosystem Sciences Division seeks to translate data from advanced laboratories, experiments, and large field stations into better tools for predicting the implications of climatic change for our natural environment and for critical water, energy, and agricultural resources. Developing advanced knowledge of the integrated Earth system can help society make informed decisions about the sustainable use of these vital resources.
The Alliance for Climate Protection is a single-purpose organization to persuade people of the importance, urgency and feasibility of adopting and implementing effective and comprehensive solutions for the climate crisis.
This WRI/WBCSD report explains how to quantify reductions in greenhouse gas emissions resulting from projects that either generate or reduce the consumption of electricity transmitted over power grids. It is a supplement to the Greenhouse Gas Protocol for Project Accounting.
For those still interested in providing their students with resources regarding climate change science and uncertainty, there is a report from the U.S. Climate Change Science Program on the subject - "Best Practice Approaches for Characterizing, Communicating, and Incorporating Scientific Uncertainty in Climate Decision Making." The lead author, Grainger Morgan, is well-known for his work on scientific uncertainty. Many of the concepts in the report are also applicable to other areas of scientific research and decision-making, such as chemical exposure, accidents and injury, etc. There is a very simple summary of climate science and of the concept of scientific uncertainty as well as a consensus-based set of recommendations on how to deal with the uncertainties in climate science.