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Greenhouse Gas Protocol Corporate Value Chain (Scope 3) Accounting and Reporting Standard

October 4, 2011

Offers guidance on the GHG Protocol's standard for reporting an emissions inventory that includes indirect emissions from value chain activities such as transportation and processing of sold products and urges companies to take steps to reduce emissions.

Greenhouse Gas Protocol Product Life Cycle Accounting and Reporting Standard

October 4, 2011

Provides guidance on the GHG Protocol's standard designed to enable companies to quantify and report an inventory of emissions and removals associated with a product and take steps to reduce emissions from the products they manufacture, sell, buy, or use.

Fields of Fuel: Market and Environmental Implications of Switching to Grass for U.S. Transport

May 20, 2010

Analyzes how increased commercial switchgrass production for biofuel affects land use, commodity prices, and the environment. Suggests policy actions on research, carbon impact estimates, mitigation payments, and air, soil, and water quality protection.

Corn Stover for Ethanol Production: Potential and Pitfalls

January 24, 2009

Analyzes the environmental and economic effects, including increased erosion and greenhouse gas emissions, of harvesting agricultural residues for ethanol production under different practices and policies. Includes policy recommendations.

Finding Balance: Agricultural Residues, Ethanol, and the Environment

December 31, 2008

Outlines the environmental impact of using wheat straw or corn stover for ethanol production. Makes policy recommendations for ensuring the adoption of best management practices such as no-till production, cover crops, and precision fertilizer management.

The Future of Economic Development for African Americans in the Chicago Metropolitan Area: The Next Ten Years (Futures Study)

February 1, 2008

Based on a survey, focus groups, and research on how Chicago's African Americans see their economic future, presents four scenarios by levels of investment in education and entrepreneurship-workforce development. Includes high-priority policy responses.