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Greenhouse Gas Protocol

Greenhouse Gas Protocol (GHG Protocol), a partnership of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) and World Resources Institute (WRI), develops and publishes comprehensive standards to account for greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from private and public sector operations, value chains, and mitigation actions. Companies, governments, and financial institutions worldwide follow GHG Protocol to measure their GHG emissions. 

For companies operating in the agricultural or forestry sectors, eliminating deforestation and conversion from supply chains is often the single most important thing they can do to address land use emissions and meet their climate targets. To help companies simultaneously address climate targets and no-deforestation and no-conversion goals, GHG Protocol and the AFi worked together to align the GHG Protocol’s Land Sector and Removals Guidance with the Accountability Framework’s definitions of deforestation and conversion. As a result, companies can set commitments and targets in line with the Accountability Framework and SBTi-FLAG and account for those emissions using the GHG Protocol Land Sector and Removal’s Guidance. In addition, the AFi collaborated with GHG Protocol and SBTi-FLAG to develop joint guidance detailing the linkages between land sector emissions and the Accountability Framework.  

This streamlined approach enables companies to confidently take key steps towards reducing their land use emissions and reaching their climate and ethical supply chain goals.  

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