UNFPA 2017 Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Inventory Management Plan

Publication Date: 2018
Author: Yunjing Li and Qiao Li, UNFPA Environmental Sustainability Team
Publisher: UNFPA


This 2017 Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory Management Plan (IMP) provides a detailed foundation for the UNFPA comprehensive effort to measure and manage greenhouse gas emissions from its internal global operations. This document provides organization-wide information, including corporate overview and goals, boundary conditions of the inventory, emissions quantification methods, data management methods, base year, list of management tools, and verification processes.

The IMP sets forth the current vision of UNFPA’s commitment to inventory and manages greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions for its internal global operations and contains the UNFPA’s greenhouse gas inventory methodology.

The UN GHG Inventory follows a common minimum boundary and GHG accounting principles mostly prescribed by the World Resources Institute (WRI) and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development’s (WBCSD) Greenhouse Gas Protocol Initiative (GHG Protocol), but at the same time allows participating UN entities flexibility within these limits.