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Alliance Formed to Drive Global Carbon Emission Oversight

The Carbon Accounting Alliance (CAA) has been inaugurated with the aim to elevate the standards of carbon accounting by firms and institutions globally. Founded by environmental consultancies Planet Mark and ClimatePartner, the CAA brings together more than 35 software companies, consultancy firms, auditors, and certifying bodies to collectively measure greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions for more than 23,000 organisations worldwide. Recognising the challenges in standardising methodologies and regulations in carbon accounting, the CAA aims to engage global stakeholders, including industry players, policymakers, regulators, and international bodies. Its work will reflect the significance not just of measurement and reporting but also the need for action to address the climate crisis. Andrew Griffiths, Director of Policy & Partnerships at Planet Mark and Co-Founder of the CAA, said: “To efficiently tackle the climate crisis, we need to work through a unified voice, and this Alliance has created a mechanism to do just that.” The CAA aims to advocate for the incorporation of carbon accounting within governmental green skills and jobs policies, urging governments to enforce mandatory reporting of emissions to ensure transparency and accountability. The Alliance said it welcomes carbon accounting bodies worldwide, irrespective of size or geographic location, fostering a collaborative and open approach to accelerate the transition towards a more sustainable future. Emilien Hoet, Managing Director at ClimatePartner and Co-Founder of the CAA, said: “My hope is that the CAA will provide the forum to share challenges and learnings, and positively influence policy, to move faster with collective impact.”

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