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Greenhouse Gases Standards

Greenhouse gases (GHG) reduction and removal is an increasingly important issue in today’s world. The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) accredits GHG Validation/Verification Bodies (V/VB) that, in turn, provide validation/verification of assertions made by those involved in GHG reduction.

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ISO 14064 - Greenhouse Gases Package

ISO 14064-1:2006, ISO 14064-2:2006, ISO 14064-3:2006, ISO 14065:2013 and ISO 14066:2011

The Greenhouse Gases Package provides specification with guidance at the organization and project level for quantifying, monitoring and reporting of greenhouse gas emission reductions or removal enhancements. The organization level applies to an organization's greenhouse gas inventory, which includes the requirements for the design, development, management and reporting of the inventory. The project level includes the requirements for planning a greenhouse gas project and identifying / selecting sources, sinks and reservoirs. Also additional information is provided in this package for validating and verifying greenhouse gas assertions and for use in accreditation or other forms of recognition. This package contains the following ISO documents: ISO 14064-1:2006, ISO 14064-2:2006, ISO 14064-3:2006, ISO 14065:2013 and ISO 14066:2011.


ISO 14064-1:2006

Greenhouse gases - Part 1: Specification with guidance at the organization level for quantification and reporting of greenhouse gas emissions and removals

ISO 14064-1:2006 specifies principles and requirements at the organization level for quantification and reporting of greehouse gas (GHG) emissions and removals. It includes requirements for the design, development, management, reporting and verification of an organization's GHG inventory.


ISO 14064-2:2006

Greenhouse gases - Part 2: Specification with guidance at the project level for quantification, monitoring and reporting of greenhouse gas emission reductions or removal enhancements

ISO 14064-2:2006 specifies principles and requirements and provides guidance at the project level for quantification, monitoring and reporting of activities intended to cause greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reductions or removal enhancements. It includes requirements for planning a GHG project, identifying and selecting GHG sources, sinks and reservoirs relevant to the project and baseline scenario, monitoring, quantifying, documenting and reporting GHG project performance and managing data quality.


ISO 14064-3:2006

Greenhouse gases - Part 3: Specification with guidance for the validation and verification of greenhouse gas assertions

ISO 14064-3:2006 specifies principles and requirements and provides guidance for those conducting or managing the validation and/or verification of greenhouse gas (GHG) assertions. It can be applied to organizational or GHG project quantification, including GHG quantification, monitoring and reporting carried out in accordance with ISO 14064-1 or ISO 14064-2. ISO 14064-3:2006 specifies requirements for selecting GHG validators/verifiers, establishing the level of assurance, objectives, criteria and scope, determining the validation/verification approach, assessing GHG data, information, information systems and controls, evaluating GHG assertions and preparing validation/verification statements.



ISO 14066:2011

Greenhouse gases - Competence requirements for greenhouse gas validation teams and verification teams

ISO 14066:2011 specifies competence requirements for validation teams and verification teams. ISO 14066:2011 complements the implementation of ISO 14065. ISO 14066:2011 is not linked to any particular greenhouse gas (GHG) programme. If a particular GHG programme is applicable, competence requirements of that GHG programme are additional to the requirements of ISO 14066:2011.


ISO 14067:2018

Greenhouse gases - Carbon footprint of products - Requirements and guidelines for quantification

This document specifies principles, requirements and guidelines for the quantification and reporting of the carbon footprint of a product (CFP), in a manner consistent with International Standards on life cycle assessment (LCA) (ISO 14040 and ISO 14044). Requirements and guidelines for the quantification of a partial CFP are also specified. This document is applicable to CFP studies, the results of which provide the basis for different applications (see Clause 4). This document addresses only a single impact category: climate change. Carbon offsetting and communication of CFP or partial CFP information are outside the scope of this document. This document does not assess any social or economic aspects or impacts, or any other environmental aspects and related impacts potentially arising from the life cycle of a product.


ISO/TR 14069:2013

Greenhouse gases - Quantification and reporting of greenhouse gas emissions for organizations - Guidance for the application of ISO 14064-1

ISO/TR 14069:2013 describes the principles, concepts and methods relating to the quantification and reporting of direct and indirect greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions for an organization. It provides guidance for the application of ISO 14064-1 to greenhouse gas inventories at the organization level, for the quantification and reporting of direct emissions, energy indirect emissions and other indirect emissions. ISO/TR 14069:2013 describes for all organizations, including local authorities, the steps for: establishing organizational boundaries, in accordance with either a control approach (financial or operational) or an equity share approach; establishing operational boundaries, by identifying direct emissions and energy indirect emissions to be quantified and reported, as well as any other indirect emissions the organization chooses to quantify and report; for each category of emission, guidance is provided on specific boundaries and methodologies for the quantification of GHG emissions and removals; GHG reporting: guidance is provided to promote transparency regarding the boundaries, the methodologies used for the quantification of direct and indirect GHG emissions and removals, and the uncertainty of the results.


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