New Era in Brazil’s Greenhouse Gas Reporting

In the fight against climate change, accurate and reliable data is crucial. Recognizing this, a new platform, SIRENE Organizacionais, has been launched. This innovative tool aims to enhance the quality of organizational greenhouse gas (GHG) inventories, marking a significant step forward in greenhouse gas reporting in Brazil.

The Importance of Quality Information

Emphasizing the significance of quality information, the necessity for consistent and reliable data to facilitate decision-making processes is important. This commitment to quality is reflected in the requirement for third-party verification as a criterion for submitting organizational reports on the SIRENE Organizacionais platform.

GHG Emissisions Data

It’s expected that historical GHG emissions data from organizations will be received later this semester, enhancing the platform’s capabilities. The technical team is also exploring collaborations with other projects to integrate or exchange databases. The focus is on complementing existing initiatives rather than replacing them. SIRENE could potentially provide a solution for authorities without similar reporting and monitoring tools for organizations.

Looking Ahead

The platform is expected to start receiving greenhouse gas reporting from organizations within the annual cycle at the end of the second semester of 2024. In preparation, CNI and MCTI are organizing training on the use of the platform this year through a technical cooperation agreement.

The Goal: Improved Reporting

The main objective of the platform is to enhance the quality of information, as monitoring is the first step in reducing emissions. The most common common inconsistencies in submitted reports and their implications were outlined by the agency, such as issues with calculation memory insertion and reporting gases managed under other specific protocols.

About SIRENE Organizacionais

SIRENE Organizacionais is part of the National Emissions Registration System (SIRENE), the Brazilian government’s official system for providing information on Brazil’s greenhouse gas emissions. The tool was developed with the aim of providing visibility and transparency, expanding the national Measurement, Reporting and Verification (MRV) system, and taking into account the experience of existing Brazilian initiatives.