Developing a local GHG inventory is a complex process that involves tracking energy and emissions data across a variety of corporate and community activities. Which emission sources do local governments need to report on? Which methods should be used to calculate and quantify GHG emissions? ICLEI has been working for more than a decade to address these complex issues by providing local governments with a set of standards and guidelines for developing both corporate (municipal) and community GHG inventories.
The International Local Government GHG Emissions Analysis Protocol (IEAP) outlines the general principles and philosophy that any local government, regardless of location, should adhere to when inventorying GHG emissions from its government operations and community as a whole. Since its release, the IEAP has served as the guiding methodological framework for GHG inventories developed in accordance with the PCP program.Download
PCP Protocol: Canadian Supplement to the International Emissions Analysis Protocol
The field of GHG accounting and reporting has evolved considerably since the Partners for Climate Protection (PCP) program began in 1997. Improvements in data accessibility and quantification methodologies are leading to more robust inventory practices, and are helping local governments across Canada gain a better understanding of the sources that generate emissions within their communities. In this context, the PCP program has developed a more comprehensive set of guidelines and inventory standards for GHG emissions accounting at the local level. The new PCP Protocol provides members of the PCP program with clear easy-to-use guidelines for developing corporate and community GHG inventories.Download