The Roadmap to More Interoperable Greenhouse Gas Emissions Accounting
Greenhouse gas (GHG) accounting is experiencing unprecedented expansion. Driven by greater, and more concerted ambition to address the climate crisis, companies in particular are accelerating and extending long-standing work to assess, reduce, and report GHG emissions. Financial, regulatory, and statutory drivers further amplify the need for more and better GHG information within companies and the need for all companies to be able to compare, share, and use information across the corporate GHG ecosystem.
The global trend of increased GHG accounting and reporting places increased demand on companies to compile comparable and sharable GHG information—that is, demand for interoperability, or the ability to compare, share, and use information across GHG accounting and reporting systems and the supporting digital data ecosystem.
The Roadmap to More Interoperable Greenhouse Gas Emissions Accounting identifies four key constraints to carbon accounting and outlines how improved interoperability can help solve for these challenges.
Through this roadmap, the Carbon Call is building on its mission to mobilize collective action, investment, and resources to strengthen the carbon accounting system, making it more reliable and interoperable for the planet. The roadmap is the result of five months of collective problem solving and is backed by case studies from the Carbon Call’s expert advisory group. It is a living document developed with the expectation that it will be updated in line with new developments and consensus.