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BSR Insight Archives: 2010 12

Scope 3 Preview: An Interview With WRI’s Director of the GHG Protocol

December 21, 2010

Entering a New Era of Emissions Management

The art and science of carbon footprinting is about to take a step forward: The long-awaited launch of the Scope 3 standard for value chains and the Product standard for life-cycle analysis is just around the corner. While the measurement of the internal or operational emissions of Scopes 1 and 2 of the Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Protocol has always been straightforward, and thus rapidly adopted, the measurement of Scope 3 emissions—which cover a more complex set of issues—has sparked many debates over interpretation.

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Biodiversity Conservation and Human Development

December 14, 2010

Linking Biodiversity and Sustainable Development

Poverty eradication and the protection and management of natural resources are both overarching goals and essential requirements for sustainable development. Achieving both of these objectives is made more difficult as biodiversity and the ecosystem services that underpin all life on earth are degraded by economic activities needed to reduce poverty.

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Water in the 21st Century: Shared Risks Demand Shared Action

December 7, 2010

Today’s Water Challenge Requires Collaboration

Last month, more than 100 leaders from business, finance, civil society, government, and the United Nations gathered in South Africa for the UN Global Compact's CEO Water Mandate's sixth working conference to discuss how all parties can move from shared risk to shared action with regard to sustainable water management (SWM).

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