GHG PUBLIC EMISSIONS REGISTRY
The Public Emissions Registry is an online platform developed by Brazil GHG Protocol Program to elaborate and publish greenhouse gas emission (GHG) inventories of the Program participating companies in a transparent, quick and simple way, being the first of its kind in the country. The Registry consists of two interfaces: a restricted area and a public area.
The restricted area was launched on June 22nd, 2010, and represented a great advancement in the elaboration of GHG corporate inventories. The companies participating in the Program started to report their emissions in an automated online system, which made the process of elaborating the inventory much faster and simpler.
On August 10th, 2011, the public area of the Registry was presented for the first time. The purpose of the public area is to allow access to inventory data published under Brazil GHG Protocol Program to all types of audience, in a didactic way, adding transparency to the process. From the website, it is possible to access interactive graphs and download corporate inventories, as well as an emission history of all participating companies.
The key Registry goals are:
- Acknowledge participating organizations for their voluntary transparent initiative, since stakeholders are increasingly attentive to corporate socio-environmental responsibility
- Help public and private agents establish strategies to mitigate GHG
- Prepare Brazilian organizations for future regulatory frameworks on mitigation and adaptation to climate change
- Integrate the efforts of Brazil GHG Protocol Program and Companies for the Climate Platform with activities of Brazil´s National Plan on Climate, state-level policies, and meet the targets announced in Copenhagen
- Create large database to make it easier to determine industry benchmarks and to use as reference for formulating coherent public policies
Brazil GHG Protocol Program
Brazil GHG Protocol Program (also known as the Brazilian Program) was launched in 2008 aiming at fostering voluntary management of greenhouse gases (GHG), through technical and institutional training to account for GHG emissions and prepare inventories at the organizational level. It is a partnership between Getulio Vargas Foundation (FGV) and the World Resources Institute (WRI), supported by the Ministry of the Environment (MMA), the Brazilian Business Council for Sustainable Development (CEBDS) and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD).
The purpose of the Brazilian Program is to foster a continuous culture of elaborating GHG corporate inventories and publishing information on GHG emissions in Brazil. It also aims at training Brazilian organizations, providing a platform for publishing GHG inventories (the Public Emissions Registry), creating a forum to exchange information, and promoting debates with stakeholders. Having such goals in mind, the Brazilian Program fosters the accounting, calculation and generation of reports containing information on GHG emissions based on the principles of relevance, completeness, consistency, transparency and accuracy.
HOW CAN I ACCESS INVENTORIES AND PUBLISH MY OWN INVENTORY IN THE REGISTRY?
Access to the restricted area of the Registry is allowed only to Brazil GHG Protocol Program participating companies, and requires a login and a password. In order to join the initiative and have your GHG emission inventory published in the Registry, it is necessary to pay an annual fee. Logins and passwords are valid until August every year, and can be renewed. In case you are interested, click here or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.