Reports & Research

Greenhouse Gas Data Management: Building Systems for Corporate/Facility-Level Reporting

Apr 27, 2016

In today’s complex world, it’s not enough to have access to data and information—businesses, organizations, and policymakers the world over must also have tools to help them harness that data for better decision making. ICF understands this need, and is committed to providing best-in-class expertise and information to give clients the insights they need to make a real and lasting impact on the world.

This new guide from the World Bank Partnership for Market Readiness (PMR), developed in collaboration with ICF and The Climate Registry, is one example of the resources and expertise ICF provides to help our clients make better decisions—everyday.

The guide provides step-by-step guidance on how policymakers can design effective systems to collect facility-level greenhouse gas (GHG) data. It complements the World Resources Institute’s guide on designing mandatory GHG programs, which was released in 2015. Robust GHG data management systems are a critical piece of the puzzle in ensuring that policymakers can effectively collect data to inform policies and develop and assess progress towards national and sectoral goals. Reporting programs and systems that deliver accurate, transparent data also are critical for building trust among the international community.

The report is grounded in real-life experiences and learnings, as we included the results of interviews with experts in 15 jurisdictions from around the world.