Accounting for Natural Climate Solutions Guidance
The Accounting for Natural Climate Solutions Guidance provides a robust methodology to effectively measure GHG emissions from land, forests, and soils across the supply chain to be embedded in corporate and product footprints, which can be used for science-based climate target setting efforts. This groundbreaking guidance is expected to transform sustainable management of forestry and agriculture in corporate supply chains.
After a rigorous pilot process in 2018, “Accounting for Natural Climate Solutions: Guidance for Measuring GHG Emissions from Land, Forests, and Soils across the Supply Chain” and its accompanying Annex are released and publicly available today.
Working with nature can provide effective solutions to urgently address climate change.
The world is starting to heed the call for the critical need to rapidly reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Natural climate solutions – from forests, agriculture, soil and land – have been recognized as key levers in mitigating the negative impacts of climate change.
The Accounting for Natural Climate Solutions Guidance brought together more than 40 private companies, NGOs, governments, and scientific institutions in an unprecedented, collaborative multi-stakeholder initiative led by Quantis.
Industrial partners include, among others, Atvos, Barry Callebaut, Braskem, General Mills, IKEA, L’Oréal, LVMH, Mars, Mondelēz International, PepsiCo, Philip Morris International, and Pirelli. Non-profits, consultancies, investment firms, governmental bodies and research institutes such as ADEME, Ceres, CDP, Climate-KIC, Continuum Textiles, EcoAct, Navigant, Embrapa, Global Canopy, Gold Standard, IINAS, Mercer Environment Associates, moja global, Permian Global, Rainforest Alliance, South Pole Group, Supply Change, Textile Exchange and WWF also contributed to this important work.
Martha Stevenson, Director Strategy & Research, br> WWF US Forests
Andreas Ahrens, Head of Climate, br> Inter IKEA Group
Jonathan Horrell, Director Global Sustainability, br> Mondelēz International
Kevin Rabinovitch, Global Sustainability Director, br> Mars, Incorporated
Jerry Lynch, Chief Sustainability Officer, br> General Mills
Yuki Hamilton Onda Kabe, LCA Specialist, br> Braskem
Andrew Harrop, Head of Environmental Sustainability, br> Philip Morris International
Morgan Gillespy, Director Forests, br> CDP
Cynthia Cummis, Director Private Sector Climate Mitigation, br> World Resource Institute
The Accounting for Natural Climate Solutions Guidance delivers 12 recommendations to ensure greater consistency in calculating and accounting for land use and land use change-generated GHG emissions, both in relation to products (e.g., product carbon footprint) and organizations (e.g., corporate carbon footprint).