Standards in Carbon Reporting Research Paper by Nicky

Standards in Carbon Reporting
An analysis of the evolution of carbon reporting, and how it affects companies and countries throughout the world.
# 145054 | 2,850 words | 4 sources | APA | 2010 | US

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This paper focuses on the topic of carbon reporting, asserting that the key to reducing greenhouse gases on a global level is the establishment of a uniform reporting system. The paper explains that all nations, including developing countries, are affected by the growing demand for detailed carbon reporting. Companies on a global level are discovering the advantages of reporting their carbon levels, the paper notes, because investors are now beginning to see carbon reporting as a necessary part of corporate assessment; those companies that do not wish to participate in carbon reporting, or that make the information confidential, are immediately targeted as suspicious in the public eye. The paper explores the case study of Live Earth LLC, and concludes that humanity can tackle the greenhouse gas problem with only a few small changes on everyone's part. This paper contains an illustrative table.

Executive Summary
Case Study
Guiding Principles of Sustainability
Mitigation in Different Venues
Measuring the Impact
Did It Work?
Key Stakeholders

From the Paper:

"In the case of Live Earth report, these stakeholders included the Live Earth Staff, Artists, Concessions operators, other contractors, the audience, and broadcasters. The most important activity for all of these stakeholders was the collection and monitoring of data necessary for accurate reporting. Live Earth staff had the major portion of responsibility for planning and implementation of reduction activities. Other stakeholders had to carry out the plan devised for the event and make certain that all portions of the plan were carried out. They also had to look at their operations to determine if there were other places where they could reduce their carbon footprint."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Bond, S. (2007). Carbon reporting growing trend in UK. 11 October 2007. Retrieved 5 December 2008 from
  • Energy Information Administration. (2008). Emissions of Greenhouse Gases in the United States 2007. December 2008. Report # DOE/EIA-0573(2007). Retrieved 5 December 2008 from
  • Live Earth, LLC. (2007). Live Earth Carbon Assessment & Footprint Report. Retrieved 5 December 2008 from
  • World Resources Institute (WRI) World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) (2004). The Greenhouse Gas Protocol: A Corporate Accounting and Reporting Standard. Retrieved December 6, 2008 from

Cite this Research Paper:

APA Format

Standards in Carbon Reporting (2010, October 24) Retrieved September 28, 2023, from

MLA Format

"Standards in Carbon Reporting" 24 October 2010. Web. 28 September. 2023. <>