Climate Change Responses - C7 Emissions Breakdown

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C7.1a Break down your total gross global Scope 1 emissions by greenhouse gas type and provide the source of each used global warming potential (GWP).

  1. From the top level of the Node Navigator, select Distribution Reports.
  2. Click Add a New Report.
  3. Expand the tracker selection pane. Under the GHG Scopes filter, select Scope-1.
  4. Enter the first and last days of your reporting year in the Start Date and End Date fields, respectively.
  5. Under Data Columns select Emissions, All Gasses as the metric in the first select box. For the units, select tonne
  6. Other select boxes in the Data Columns section should be set to - none -. 
  7. In the Display Options section, set Primary Grouping to -- None -- and Secondary Grouping to Scope.
  8. Click the check box titled Show GWPs Inline (for more details, refer to this article on adding GWP sources to distribution reports):2020-02-25_1110.png
  9. Name the report as appropriate (in the Title section), then click Generate Report.
  10. Be sure to verify that there are no unexpected exclusions.
  11. Under the heading Emissions, All Gases, there will be a separate column for each of the greenhouse gases (GHGs).
  12. The GWP source used to calculate each tracker's CO2e will be listed in parentheses next to the tracker name on each row of the report.
  13. Numbers for less common GHGs may have to be summed to provide the responses strictly in the categories specified by the CDP. For example, in the Scope 5 report, there may be multiple HFCs, each listed under a different column. The CDP report calls for these to be summed into a single response. 
  14. Note that the numbers in the component gas columns (all but the last column, titled CO2e) represent the actual weight of each GHG emitted, which does not consider the gas's global warming potential (GWP) and therefore is not the same as the CO2e of the gas.
    The number in the last column (titled CO2e) does represent the total GWP of all the component gases for that particular row.
  15. In order to report the actual CO2e for each component gas separately as the question calls for, it is necessary to multiply the weight of the gas emitted by its GWP. (The GWP source will be listed next to the tracker name; specific GWP values per GWP source can be found by inspecting individual resources or the links in this article.) Enter this number into the second column in the table titled Scope 1 emissions (metric tons in CO2e) and the GWP used into the third column in the table titled GWP Reference.
  16. When looking at component gas numbers, which tend to be small, it may be helpful to increase the number of significant digits after the decimal point. To do this, go to Organization => Preferences and Settings => Display Formatting.

C7.2 Break down your total gross global Scope 1 emissions by country/region.

  1. Follow steps 1-8 described above in C7.1a, except:
    • In step 5, select Emissions, CO2e only as the data metric.
    • In step 7, set Primary Grouping to -- None -- and Secondary Grouping to Country or Region.
  2. Results will show Scope 1 emissions for each country or region.
  3. Be sure to verify that there are no unexpected exclusions or emissions categorized as No Country Assigned. If emissions are categorized as No Country Assigned, this information can be added in the Details pane on each Facility Settings page.
  4. Use the totals in each country or region's row as your answer to Scope 1 emissions (metric tons CO2e).

C7.3 Indicate which gross global Scope 1 emissions breakdowns you are able to provide. (Choose from By business division, By facility and/or By activity.)

Breakdown by Business Division (C7.3a)

Follow the steps under C7.2 but in the Display Options section, set Secondary Grouping to Business Unit. (This assumes that the Business Unit field has been set correctly for all relevant facility or tracking nodes. Please contact us for help.)

Breakdown by Facility (C7.3b)

Follow the steps under C7.2 but in the Display Options section, set Secondary Grouping to Tracking Node.

Breakdown by Activity (C7.3c)

Follow the steps under C7.2 but in the Display Options section, set Secondary Grouping to Resource.

C7.5 Break down your total gross Scope 2 emissions by country/region.

  1. Follow the directions in C7.1a, except:
    • In step 3, select only Scope-2.
    • In step 5, instead of choosing Emissions, All Gasses as a data metric, click the check box next to Compare Scope-2 Methods:2020-02-25_1120.png
    • In step 7, set Primary Grouping to -- None -- and Secondary Grouping to Country or Region.
  2. Results will show Scope 2 Energy (MWh), location-based emissions (tonnes), market-based emissions (tonnes) and market-indicative emissions (tonnes), for each country. 
  3. Be sure to verify that there are no unexpected exclusions or emissions categorized as No Country Assigned. If emissions are categorized as No Country Assigned, this information can be added in the Details pane on each Facility Settings page.
  4. Use the totals in each country or region's row as your answer to Scope 2, location-based (metric tons CO2e), Scope 2, market-based (metric tons CO2e) and Purchased and consumed electricity, heat, steam or cooling (MWh).
  5. Note: If your organization purchases and consumes low-carbon electricity, heat, steam or cooling, these totals can be pulled from Scope 5 by setting up a custom tag group to answer this question (as discussed in our general guidance) please contact us for help.

C7.6 Indicate which gross global Scope 2 emissions breakdowns you are able to provide. 

(Choose from By business division, By facility and/or By activity.)

Breakdown by Business Division (C7.6a)

Follow the steps under C7.5 but in the Display Options section, set Secondary Grouping to Business Unit. (This assumes that the Business Unit field has been set correctly for all relevant facility or tracking nodes. Please contact us for help.)

Breakdown by Facility (C7.6b)

Follow the steps under C7.5 but in the Display Options section, set Secondary Grouping to Tracking Node.

Breakdown by Activity (C7.6c)

Follow the steps under C7.5 but in the Display Options section, set Secondary Grouping to Resource.

C7.9 How do your gross global emissions (Scope 1 and 2 combined) for the reporting year compare to those of the previous reporting year?

C7.9a Identify the reasons for any change in your gross global emissions (Scope 1 and 2 combined), and for each of them specify how your emissions compare to the previous year.

  1. From the top level of the Node Navigator, select Periodic Reports.
  2. Click Add a New Report.
  3. Expand the tracker selection pane. Under the GHG Scopes filter, select Scope-1 and Scope-2.
  4. Choose the current reporting year as End Year. Under Start Year, select the year prior to the current reporting year.
  5. Under Data Columns select Emissions, CO2e as the metric in the first select box. For the units, select tonne
  6. In the Display Options section, set Primary Grouping to -- None -- and Secondary Grouping to Scope.
  7. Name the report as appropriate (in the Title section), then click Generate Report.
  8. Be sure to verify that there are no unexpected exclusions.
  9. The report will show one column per calendar or fiscal year (depending on the configuration of your account).
  10. Use the percent change listed in the Totals row under the column for the current reporting year to determine how your gross global emissions (Scope 1 and Scope 2 combined) for the reporting year compare to those of the previous year. Note that red numbers preceded by a plus sign indicate an increase from the previous year and green numbers preceded by a minus sign indicate a decrease from the previous year. Use this to answer C7.9:2018-03-29_1036.png
  11. To use Scope 5 reports to answer C7.9a, we recommend an iterative process of re-running the report and changing the Secondary Grouping (step 6) several times to understand where emissions changed. First click Expand All in the top right corner to inspect each row and evaluate if emissions increased or decreased on that row. Then, consider comparing the data by Resource Type or Country. Categorize the report however will best help you talk about your reasons for change. Each time the report is regenerated, the percent change column will update based on your grouping, which can inform how you fill in the CDP table.
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