UNFPA 2020 Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Inventory Management Plan

Resource date: Oct 2021

Author: UNFPA


This Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory Management Plan (IMP) provides a detailed foundation for the UNFPA comprehensive effort to measure and manage greenhouse gas (GHG) 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 UNFPA GHG Inventory 2020 was calculated using a new and tailored tool developed in partnership with Impacti Solutions. The purpose of this new tool is to make the data collection process more user-friendly for our field offices users. Emissions categories and sources are, therefore, more realistic with the context on the field. A summary of the results of the 2020 GHG Inventory are available in Annex 2: Overview of the UNFPA 2020 GHG Inventory.

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.

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