ERGaR submits submits a joint open letter on Scope 1 to the GHG Protocol

Brussels, January 2024

The European Renewable Gas Registry (ERGaR) together with other 17 organizations submitted a letter to the Greenhouse Gas Protocol (GHG) Secretariat to propose the inclusion of a market-based approach and the recognition of low-carbon fuels certificates in the GHG Protocol’s Scope 1 inventory.

This proposed update follows Scope 2’s already established market-based approach, which has been instrumental in increasing renewable electricity use.

By allowing the usage of low-carbon fuel certificates within Scope 1 inventory calculations, multiple benefits can be achieved:

  • Greater real-world impact thanks to its tangible and measurable impact
  • Global leadership in the fight against climate change
  • More flexibility and viability for overcoming the challenges of transitioning to low-carbon alternatives
  • Stronger market incentives to shift towards greener energy sources

We need all stakeholders to work together to drive this essential update to the GHG Protocol. In championing this cause of the inclusion of a market-based approach into the GHG Protocol update, we are signing this open letter and joining forces with a growing number of partners from a variety of industries that commit to sustainable practices and innovation. Together, we can influence policy changes that have far-reaching implications for the future of our planet and generations to come.

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