First National Standards on GHG Management Released
Source from:SAC    Update on:2021-02-07 10:21

SAC held a news conference to publish 11 national standards on greenhouse gas emissions accounting and reporting for industrial enterprises and 10 key industries on November 19.

The standards, first of its kind, put forward a uniform requirement of accounting objects and methods for enterprises' greenhouse gas emissions, which will provide technical support for lowering the cost of carbon emission reduction for enterprises and building a national unified carbon emission trading market. These new standards will come into effect since June 1, 2016.

The national standard General guideline of the greenhouse gas emissions accounting and reporting for industrial enterprises stipulates 6 important parts of contents, including basic principles, work flow, accounting boundary, accounting steps and methods, quality guarantee and report content.

7 national standards for industries such as power generation, steel, magnesium metallurgy, flat glass, cement, ceramics and civil aviation mainly stipulate these enterprises' accounting requirements of carbon dioxide emission, and specify the accounting scope of greenhouse gas.

3 national standards for industries of power grid, chemistry, and aluminum smelting stipulate the accounting of other greenhouse gases besides carbon dioxide.

Taking full advantage of China's pilot experience in carbon emissions trading and referring to international standards, these new standards not only effectively solve the problems such as lack of standards and uniform accounting methods, but also make a significant breakthrough from scratch. Enterprises can account the emissions and compile their emissions report according to the methods provided by above-mentioned national standards.

The standards will become a powerful tool to better deal with climate change and push economic development, which will play an active role in promoting low-carbon development strategy, controlling total carbon emissions, achieving the goal of emissions reduction, practicing green development and promoting the construction of ecological civilization.